till, boulder clay(noun)
unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
public treasury, trough, till(noun)
a treasury for government funds
cashbox, money box, till(verb)
a strongbox for holding cash
work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
"till the soil"
a vetch; a tare
a tray or drawer in a chest
a money drawer in a shop or store
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
a kind of coarse, obdurate land
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
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
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
to prepare; to get
to cultivate land
Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment. Glacial drift is a general term for the coarsely graded and extremely heterogeneous sediments of glacial origin. Glacial till is that part of glacial drift which was deposited directly by the glacier. Its content may vary from clays to mixtures of clay, sand, gravel and boulders. This material is mostly derived from the subglacial erosion and entrainment by the moving ice of the glaciers of previously available unconsolidated sediments. Bedrock can also be eroded through the action of glacial plucking and abrasion and the resulting clasts of various sizes will be incorporated to the glacier's bed. Eventually, the sedimentary assemblage forming this bed will be abandoned some distance down-ice from its various sources. This is the process of glacial till deposition. When this deposition occurs at the base of the moving ice of a glacier, the sediment is called lodgement till. Rarely, eroded unconsolidated sediments can be preserved in the till along with their original sedimentary structures. More commonly, these sediments lose their original structure through the mixture processes associated to the subglacial transport and they solely contribute to form the more or less uniform matrix of the till.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
til, n. a money-box or drawer in a desk, counter, or trunk. [M. E. tillen, to draw out—A.S. tyllan, in for-tyllan, to draw aside.]
til, prep. to the time of.—adv. to the time when: to the degree that. [Old Northumbrian til—Scand., Ice. til.]
til, v.t. to cultivate.—adj. Till′able, arable.—ns. Till′age, act or practice of tilling: husbandry: a place tilled; Till′er; Till′ing. [A.S. tilian, to till—til, good, a limit; Ger. zielen, to arrange.]
til, n. 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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'till' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4760
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'till' in Written Corpus Frequency: #678
The numerical value of till in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of till in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Chickens are brave till the foxes come at night; mortals are courageous till the death comes at twilight.
I ’m not Jeb Bush yet, so, polls are – I think everybody needs to take a chill pill on the polls till, till it gets closer.
Inflation continues till common man is completely sucked out of money, then recession sets in and continues till he becomes suckable again.
Everybody's underestimated her in the past, and they've always been able to pull it out, mary's a fighter. She's gonna fight up till the end, so I don't know.
The maxim that people should not have a right till they are ready to exercise it properly, is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
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- ploeg, totAfrikaans
- ريثما, إلى, حتى, حَتّى, حرثArabic
- kasa, doCzech
- pflügen, bis, KasseGerman
- μέχρι, ωσότου, έως, ώσπου, ίσαμεGreek
- hasta que, hasta, caja, ararSpanish
- saakka, kunnes, moreeni, kyntää, asti, ennen kuin, lantaFinnish
- jusqu'à, caisse enregistreuse, labourerFrench
- go dtí, go dtí goIrish
- cobhan, guScottish Gaelic
- עד, עד ש־Hebrew
- szánt, ameddig, -ig, amígHungarian
- 耕す, までJapanese
- 갈다, 까지Korean
- arō, colōLatin
- kassalade, bebouwen, totdat, bewerken, kassa, tot, ploegenDutch
- inntil, tilNorwegian
- caixa, arar, atéPortuguese
- пахать, ящик, до тех пор, касса, денежный, до, до тех пор покаRussian
- kàsa, ка̀са, благајна, blàgājnaSerbo-Croatian
- plöja, tills, tillSwedish
- దాకా, వరకుTelugu
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