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Meaning of TILL

Pronunciation:  til

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strongbox for holding cash
  2. [n]  a treasury for government funds
  3. [n]  unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
  4. [v]  work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"

TILL is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: boulder clay, cashbox, money box, public treasury, trough
 See Also: cash register, crop, cultivate, deedbox, dirt, exchequer, hoe, plough, plow, process, register, soil, strongbox, treasury, turn, work, work on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Till\, n. [Abbrev. from lentil.]
    A vetch; a tare. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Till\, n. [Properly, a drawer, from OE. tillen to draw.
    See {Tiller} the lever of a rudder.]
    A drawer. Specifically:
    (a) A tray or drawer in a chest.
    (b) A money drawer in a shop or store.
    {Till alarm}, a device for sounding an alarm when a money
       drawer is opened or tampered with.
  3. \Till\, n.
    1. (Geol.) A deposit of clay, sand, and gravel, without
       lamination, formed in a glacier valley by means of the
       waters derived from the melting glaciers; -- sometimes
       applied to alluvium of an upper river terrace, when not
       laminated, and appearing as if formed in the same manner.
    2. A kind of coarse, obdurate land. --Loudon.
  4. \Till\, prep. [OE. til, Icel. til; akin to Dan. til, Sw.
    till, OFries. til, also to AS. til good, excellent, G. ziel
    end, limit, object, OHG. zil, Goth. tils, gatils, fit,
    convenient, and E. till to cultivate. See {Till}, v. t.]
    To; unto; up to; as far as; until; -- now used only in
    respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc.,
    and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and
    Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till
    next week.
          He . . . came till an house.             --Chaucer.
          Women, up till this Cramped under worse than
          South-sea-isle taboo.                    --Tennyson.
          Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar
          with his writings -- all through them till the very
          end.                                     --Prof.
    {Till now}, to the present time.
    {Till then}, to that time.
  5. \Till\, conj.
    As far as; up to the place or degree that; especially, up to
    the time that; that is, to the time specified in the sentence
    or clause following; until.
          And said unto them, Occupy till I come.  --Luke xix.
          Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to
          God.                                     --Jer. Taylor.
          There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived.
    Note: This use may be explained by supposing an ellipsis of
          when, or the time when, the proper conjunction or
          conjunctive adverb begin when.
  6. \Till\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tilling}.] [OE. tilen, tilien, AS. tilian, teolian, to aim,
    strive for, till; akin to OS. tilian to get, D. telen to
    propagate, G. zielen to aim, ziel an end, object, and perhaps
    also to E. tide, time, from the idea of something fixed or
    definite. Cf. {Teal}, {Till}, prep..]
    1. To plow and prepare for seed, and to sow, dress, raise
       crops from, etc., to cultivate; as, to till the earth, a
       field, a farm.
             No field nolde [would not] tilye.     --P. Plowman.
             the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,
             to till the ground from whence he was taken. --Gen.
                                                   iii. 23.
    2. To prepare; to get. [Obs.] --W. Browne.
  7. \Till\, v. i.
    To cultivate land. --Piers Plowman.
 Definition: sediments laid down directly by glacial ice. Commonly consists of unsorted angular rock fragments mixed with clay.