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Definitions for Until

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  1. untilconjunction

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

  2. untilconjunction

    Before (a condition becoming true).

  3. untilpreposition

    Up to the time of (something happening).

  4. untilpreposition

    Before (a time).

  5. Etymology: From und and til

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Untiladverb

    Treasons are acted,
    As soon as thought; though they are never believ’d
    Until they come to act. John Denham.

    In open prospect nothing bounds our eye,
    Until the earth seems join’d unto the sky. Dryden.

  2. Untilprep.

    To. Used of time. The other use is obsolete.

    So soon as he from far descry’d
    Those glist’ring arms, that heaven with light did fill,
    He rous’d himself full blithe, and hasten’d them until. Edmund Spenser.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Until

    un-til′, prep. till: to: as far as (used mostly with respect to time).—adv. till: up to the time that.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Until in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Until in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Until in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Baker:

    No matter where I end up for World Health Day, I always hit the ground running and don't stop until World Health Day's time to go home, these are uncharted waters and I want to make sure that I am able to provide the community with the most up to date information as we receive it.

  2. Stewart Aldcroft:

    Until these managers are sort of compelled to include China because of their inclusion in various indices, many of them will just sit back and do nothing.

  3. Chad Wolf:

    Instead of working with @ICEgov enforce the law, local officials in Mecklenberg County, NC decided it would be better to give these criminals' sanctuary' so they could go back out on the streets — where they were free to reoffend until ICE arrested them.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country can not be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    We are ready to act as soon as agreement with our colleagues across the aisle can be reached, the Senate is not going anywhere until we take action.

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    difficult to describe
    • A. butch
    • B. elusive
    • C. foreordained
    • D. eloquent

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