Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition Until.
  • conjunction Until.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition obsolete See till.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • conjunction nonstandard until, till
  • preposition nonstandard until, till
  • preposition archaic ~ to: as far as; down to; up to, until

Etymologies

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

[Hindi, from Sanskrit tilaḥ.]

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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

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  • name for the sesame plant; also 'teel'

    December 14, 2006

  • Lit in reverse.

    November 3, 2007