Till, v. i. To cultivate land.
Till n. A vetch; a tare. [Prov. Eng.]
Till, n. 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.
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.
Till, prep. 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. Wilson.
Till now, to the present time.
Till then, to that time.
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. 13.
Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to God. --Jer. Taylor.
There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived. --Macaulay.
Note: ☞ This use may be explained by supposing an ellipsis of when, or the time when, the proper conjunction or conjunctive adverb begin when.
Till, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilled p. pr. & vb. n. Tilling.]
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.]
n 1: unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand
and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together [syn: boulder
2: a treasury for government funds [syn: public treasury, trough]
3: a strongbox for holding cash [syn: cashbox, money box]
v : work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order
to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"