Definitions

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

  • verb Present participle of till.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cultivation of the land in order to raise crops

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • The profession of advocate had terrified him, and he shuddered at the idea of tilling the soil.

    Theresa Raquin

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    The Pocket George Borrow

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    The Romany Rye

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"

  • All of a sudden the idea of tilling the soil came into my head; tilling the soil was a healthful and noble pursuit! but my idea of tilling the soil had no connection with Britain; for I could only expect to till the soil in Britain as a serf.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • What this means is that the earthworms, protozoa, ants and other decomposers that are actively 'tilling' the soil are not there to do so.

    Paula Crossfield: Getting at the Roots of Climate Change: Food

  • Much of what we do in gardens, such as tilling, and using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers, is harmful to the long term health of the soil.

    Growing a Beautiful Edible Landscape in an Urban Neighborhood

  • There are several initiatives -- such as tilling the soil with animals, deep-soil tilling, and using some fuel for irrigation purposes -- which are being implemented.

    Castro Election Day News Conference

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.