till

Definitions

  • "Why Should We Wait Till To-morrow?"
    "Why Should We Wait Till To-morrow?"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v till work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation "till the soil"
    • n till a strongbox for holding cash
    • n till a treasury for government funds
    • n till unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188 Dad and the Anarchists Reveled Till Morning 188
THERE IT WILL STAY TILL IT ROTS THERE IT WILL STAY TILL IT ROTS
REMAINED BY IT TILL DEATH REMAINED BY IT TILL DEATH
They traveled on till they came to the King's palace They traveled on till they came to the King's palace

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goldfish have the memory span of about 3-5 seconds, thats why you can leave them in a small jar and they wont get bored and you can also over feed them till they kaput.
    • Till (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.
    • n Till A drawer.
    • Till A kind of coarse, obdurate land.
    • n Till A vetch; a tare.
    • conj Till 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.☞ This use may be explained by supposing an ellipsis of when, or the time when, the proper conjunction or conjunctive adverb begin when. "And said unto them, Occupy till I come.""Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to God.""There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived."
    • v. i Till To cultivate land.
    • Till 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 .""the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken."
    • Till To prepare; to get.
    • prep Till 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.""Women, up till this
      Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo."
      "Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings -- all through them till the very end."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • till To exert one's self for; labor for; procure by exertion; earn; gain; obtain; get.
    • till To attain; reach; extend.
    • till To labor on; work; cultivate: as, to till the soil.
    • till To set; prepare.
    • till To prop up.
    • till To; unto: expressing motion to a place or person.
    • till Up to; down to; as far as: expressing distance, extent, or degree.
    • till To; unto: expressing action directed to or having regard to a person.
    • till To; unto: expressing change or result.
    • till To the time of; until: as, I waited till five o'clock.
    • till To the time that; to the time when; until.
    • till To draw; pull; hence, to entice; allure.
    • till To draw; stretch; reach.
    • n till A drawer; a tray, as of a trunk or box. Also called tiller.
    • n till Specifically A money-drawer; a drawer under or in a shop-counter, in which money is kept.
    • n till In printing: In earlier forms of hand printing-presses, a crosspiece extending between the main uprights of the frame, and serving to guide and steady the hose or sleeve, which contained the spindle and screws. Also called shelf.
    • n till One of the spaces or cells between the ribbed projections of the platen of a hand-press.
    • n till In geology, a stiff clay containing boulders of all sizes up to several tons in weight, and these often smoothed and striated by glacial action. The word first became current among geologists, with this meaning, in Scotland, but it is now occasionally used elsewhere. Also called boulder-clay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Till til a money-box or drawer in a desk, counter, or trunk.
    • prep Till til to the time of
    • adv Till to the time when: to the degree that
    • v.t Till til to cultivate
    • n Till til the usual name in Scotland for Boulder-clay, a widely-distributed stony clay, usually tough and hard, unquestionably the result of glaciation, probably being merely the bottom-moraine or ground-moraine of extinct glaciers.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.”
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.”
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    “Call no man happy till he is dead.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “No one knows what he can do till he tries.”

Idioms

It ain't over till the fat lady sings - This idiom means that until something has officially finished, the result is uncertain.
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Till the cows come home - This idioms means 'for a very long time'. ('Until the cows come home' is also used.)
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Till the pips squeak - If someone will do something till the pips squeak, they will do it to the limit, even though it will make other people suffer.
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Till you're blue in the face - If you do something till you're blue in the face, you do it repeatedly without achieving the desired result until you're incredibly frustrated.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)

Usage

In literature:

I waited a moment till I could aim steadily at his head.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
I don't remember that anything of importance happened after grandmother's death till Jack went to sea.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
I had now food enough to last me till I could reach the fort, but how to kape it swate till then was the question.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
They lived in the same house with pa till my mother died.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
I won't come till you do send.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I will go on till flesh and blood can stand it no longer, till I drop in my tracks.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It was all so beautiful ... till he came.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Why cayn't she go along with us an' hole up till the 'Paches are gone an' till ... things kinda settle down?
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
When the Yankees come through I did not know anything about 'em till they got there.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Whenever he heard of any discovery, he could not be contented till he saw it introduced.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
They just crawled out and sat down and wept, till they could weep no more.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
So, till morning's dawn; till daylight; till the sun is o'ertopping the trees.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Kydd not till then seemed to recollect that he had pistols in his belt.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ben had been out till late, and had come home wet, and did not like to be called up.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
She did not speak till she perceived that he had paused for her answer.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
They could not believe that tills appeal was intended for them, till he beckoned to them.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
They should stew very slowly till tender, and not be seasoned till just before they are taken up.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
The best deerskin garments were worked till they were white.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Let it simmer till it is quite rich, and keep it in a cool place; but do not remove the fat till the gravy is to be used.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Cover and stew till tender, and till the liquor is reduced about one half.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
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In poetry:

Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn till night!
"The Fountain" by James Russell Lowell
Till darkness wrapp'd
In her mantle drear,
The withering forms
Of the dying year.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Enfolded in fragrance,
Entranc'd it lies,
Till the morning's dawn,
When it lightly flies
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Cheerful they walk with growing strength,
Till all shall meet in heav'n at length,
Till all before thy face appear,
And join in nobler worship there.
"Psalm 84 part 1" by Isaac Watts
I knew not the sweetness of the fountain till I found it flowing in the
desert,
Nor the value of a friend till we met in a land that was crowded and
lonely.
"The Distant Road" by Henry Van Dyke
Yet, Baby--O my Baby, for your sake
This heart of mine is ever wide awake,
And my love may never droop a drowsy eye--Baby-bye!--
Till your own are wet above me when I die--Baby-bye!--
Till your own are wet above me when I die.
"Lullaby" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

You'll b-boy bootyshake till the break a dawn.
Her Life From Baby Till Now .
Ticket Sales Open and Speakers Till Now .
Behind the theme of "Powering Up Your No-Till System," the 2013 National No- Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.
Horeb School students mulched, tilled and weeded at the Wagner Farm Arboretum Giving Garden.
Tilling the soil for economic growth.
No- till soybeans continue to perform as well as conventional tillage options, he said.
Farmers should consider the following when deciding how or if they should till .
No- till soybeans continue to perform as well as conventional tillage options, he says.
Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota, explains what it takes to make strip- till pay with sound, economic.
Economics Of Strip- Tilling .
Tilling the Soil of Opportunity classes to begin November 19.
An Afghan farmer tills under his dreams for his son.
Stores promote junk food at tills .
7AM TILL 10 AM -BREAKFAST.
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In science:

RS state till the log-energy scale Γ ∼ Γδ ≡ 1/δ .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
We can determine, till what time scale we can consider the field ~E as homogeneous.
Space-Time Evolution of the Oscillator, Rapidly moving in a random media
We denote ζ κ λ,µ simply by ζ till the end of the proof.
Classification of simple modules over degenerate double Affine Hecke algebras of type A
The process is continued till the typical distance moved by the smallest segment is of the order of unity.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Repeat the process till all spins are aligned along the net fields at their respective sites.
Random Field Ising Model
We develop a multifractal random tilling that fills the square.
A Random Multifractal Tilling
Till the end of the paper we fix the notation x, y for the two generic traceless matrices.
Defining relations of invariants of two 3 \times 3 matrices
It took more than eighty years from its discovery till it was possible to experimentally determine and visualize the most fundamental object in quantum mechanics, the wave function.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
Repeat the process till all spins are aligned along the net fields at their respective sites.
Hysteresis in Ferromagnetic Random Field Ising Model with an Arbitrary Initial State
Forrester ), to the problem of generalizing this result to different initial conditions or to other problems such as tilling models .
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
In this last context, one of the main results is the description of the fluctuation of the boundary of the tilling in terms of the Airy process (cf. M.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
This spectrum can change from discrete finite one till continuous infinite one and will define the inhomogeneity structure of the system.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
Till the end of the paper we fix the notation x, y for these two generic traceless matrices.
Defining Relations of Noncommutative Trace Algebra of Two $3 \times 3$ Matrices
Hereafter we write N k∼ nk when |N − nk (a)| ≤ k and for any x ∈ Z2 and ρ < R let G x (R; ρ) denote the σ -algebra generated by the excursions of the m,βm = ℓ) ≥ (1 + o(1m ))(1 − ξm )1 SRW from ∂D(x, R) to ∂D(x, ρ), including the part of the path till first hitting ∂D(x, R).
How large a disc is covered by a random walk in n steps?
P , at time m the environments at distinct sites are independent, π-distributed, and independent of the ǫ and α coins and the walk till time m.
Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Random Environment
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