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Princeton's WordNet

  1. till, boulder claynoun

    unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together

  2. public treasury, trough, tillnoun

    a treasury for government funds

  3. cashbox, money box, tillverb

    a strongbox for holding cash

  4. tillverb

    work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

    "till the soil"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tillconjunction.

    Wood and rocks had ears
    To rapture, till the savage clamour drown’d
    Both harp and voice. John Milton.

    The unity of place we neither find in Aristotle , Quintus Horatius Flaccus, or any who have written of it, till in our age the French poets first made it a precept of the stage. Dryden.

    Meditate so long till you make some act of prayer to God, or glorification of him. Taylor.

    Goddess, spread thy reign till Isis elders reel. Alexander Pope.

  2. Tillnoun

    A money box.

    They break up counters, doors and tills,
    And leave the empty chests in view. Jonathan Swift.

  3. Tillprep.

    To the time of.

    Etymology: til , Saxon.

    Unhappy slave, and pupil to a bell,
    Unhappy till the last, the kind releasing knell. Abraham Cowley.

  4. To Tillverb

    To cultivate; to husband: commonly used of the husbandry of the plow.

    Etymology: tylian , Saxon; tenlen, Dutch.

    This paradise I give thee, count it thine,
    To till, and keep, and of the fruit to eat. John Milton.

    Send him from the garden forth, to till
    The ground whence he was taken. John Milton, Par. Lost.


  1. Till

    Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment. Till is derived from the erosion and entrainment of material by the moving ice of a glacier. It is deposited some distance down-ice to form terminal, lateral, medial and ground moraines. Till is classified into primary deposits, laid down directly by glaciers, and secondary deposits, reworked by fluvial transport and other processes.


  1. till

    "Till" is a preposition that can be used in three different contexts. 1) It can refer to the time up to a certain point or event, synonymous to "until". E.g., "She waits till the sun sets." 2) In the context of agriculture, till or tillage refers to the preparation of land for growing crops by plowing or turning the soil. 3) In geology, till is unstratified glacial sediment, which consists of all types of rocks and boulders mixed with clay. 4) Additionally, "till" can also be used as a noun referring to a cash register or drawer for money in a shop or restaurant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tillnoun

    a vetch; a tare

  2. Tillnoun

    a drawer

  3. Tillnoun

    a tray or drawer in a chest

  4. Tillnoun

    a money drawer in a shop or store

  5. Tillnoun

    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

  6. Tillnoun

    a kind of coarse, obdurate land

  7. Tillverb

    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

  8. Till

    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

  9. Till

    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

  10. Till

    to prepare; to get

  11. Tillverb

    to cultivate land


  1. Till

    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

  1. Till

    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.]

  2. Till

    til, prep. to the time of.—adv. to the time when: to the degree that. [Old Northumbrian til—Scand., Ice. til.]

  3. Till

    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.]

  4. Till

    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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TILL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Till is ranked #7721 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Till surname appeared 4,299 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Till.

    90.7% or 3,902 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 150 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 104 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 74 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 56 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TILL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4760

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TILL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #678

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TILL in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TILL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of TILL in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Shanahan:

    In this business, if you’re trying to plan out the next six months and say, ‘Where’s it going?’, that’s a mistake. You can’t do it. What I told Jimmy right when we made the trade is, ‘I don’t know any rookie who can come and beat you out if you’re playing at his best self,' i didn’t necessarily think he was there last year at training camp. Then he had the injuries and stuff. But right now, I see him playing well out here. If he can continue to go that way, that’s great for Trey. That’s great for our team. Then Trey can wait till he’s at his best self, which doesn’t happen overnight.

  2. Cynthia Harper:

    We still have a far way to go till all young people know about these methods.

  3. Isaac Newton:

    I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.

  4. Mohammed Shir:

    There are always Taliban stopping cars and searching, sometimes they are thieves and only want your belongings. Such incidents happen more often from evening till dawn when there are no government security forces.

  5. Keith Ng:

    I am in the first aid team here, so I have to stay till the end, but for the other protesters, I think they will retreat as morale is very low now.

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