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Definition of "till" [till]

  • To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate. (verb-transitive)
  • Until. (preposition)
  • Until. (conjunction)
  • A drawer, small chest, or compartment for money, as in a store. (noun)
  • A supply of money; a purse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "till" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/7/09: Five 'till Midnight and the Clock Ticks on yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Five \'till Midnight and the Clock Ticks on '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: With Gaza in rubbles, Barack Obama at the helm, George Mitchell willing to get real,, and Israeli elections looming, it is critical that politics be set aside for the sake of responding to the fierce urgency of the moment. '"
  • "T.ey stayed with me till half past eleven, when we set out for Mr T. Hope's rout, but after waiting in the street _till near one_, we found to get in was impossible."
  • "I sot up till the clock was gone twelve last night, a-lookin’ at ’em, —I did, —till they stared at me out o’ the picturs as if they’d know when I spoke to ’em."