Up to the time that (a condition becomes true).
Before (a condition becoming true).
Up to the time of (something happening).
Before (a time).
Origin: From und and til
to; unto; towards; -- used of material objects
to; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month
as far as; to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; till. See Till, conj
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-til′, prep. till: to: as far as (used mostly with respect to time).—adv. till: up to the time that.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'until' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #357
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'until' in Written Corpus Frequency: #624
The numerical value of until in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of until in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I won't back down. My response is: struggle until victory or struggle until death.
The Republicans are already talking about providing coverage until the end of the year, until something else can be worked out.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
You don't have control of Ebola until you know where all your transmission chains are and until your cases are coming from known contact lists, you always hear about disease detective work and that is what Ebola is about now.
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