from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sesame.
  • prep. Until.
  • conj. Until. See Usage Note at till2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. until, till
  • prep. until, till
  • prep. ~ to: as far as; down to; up to, until

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. See till.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A simplified spelling of till.
  • An old spelling of till.
  • n. The sesame, or its seed. Also teel.


Hindi, from Sanskrit tilaḥ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English til, from Old English til ("to, until"), possibly from Old Norse til, both from Proto-Germanic *tila- (“goal”), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (“near, at”). Compare to Old Frisian til (Wiktionary)



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  • Lit in reverse.

    November 3, 2007

  • name for the sesame plant; also 'teel'

    December 14, 2006