Definitions for untilʌnˈtɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. up to the time that or when; till.

  2. before (usu. used in negative constructions):

    I didn't remember it until the meeting was over.

  3. (prep.)onward to or till (a specified time or occurrence): to work until 6p.m .

  4. before (usu. used in negative constructions):

    He did not go until night.

  5. Scot. and North Eng. to; unto.

* Usage: See till1.

Origin of until:

1150–1200; ME untill

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. until(conjunction)ʌnˈtɪl

    indicates the period or time when sth ends or stops

    Keep the ice on your thumb until you go to bed.; Until I saw it for myself, I didn't believe it.; She'd never eaten fish until today.; from morning until night


  1. until(Conjunction)

    Up to the time that (a condition becomes true).

  2. until(Conjunction)

    Before (a condition becoming true).

  3. until(Preposition)

    Up to the time of (something happening).

  4. until(Preposition)

    Before (a time).

  5. Origin: From und and til

Webster Dictionary

  1. Until

    to; unto; towards; -- used of material objects

  2. Until

    to; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month

  3. Until

    as far as; to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; till. See Till, conj

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'until' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #357

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'until' in Written Corpus Frequency: #624

Anagrams of until

  1. unlit

Translations for until

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to the time of or when

He was here until one o'clock; I won't know until I get a letter from him.

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