What does till mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. till, boulder clay(noun)

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

  2. public treasury, trough, till(noun)

    a treasury for government funds

  3. cashbox, money box, till(verb)

    a strongbox for holding cash

  4. till(verb)

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

    "till the soil"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Till(noun)

    a vetch; a tare

  2. Till(noun)

    a drawer

  3. Till(noun)

    a tray or drawer in a chest

  4. Till(noun)

    a money drawer in a shop or store

  5. Till(noun)

    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. Till(noun)

    a kind of coarse, obdurate land

  7. Till(verb)

    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. Till(verb)

    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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British National Corpus

  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yogi Berra:

    It ain't over till it's over

  2. Yogi Berra:

    It ain't over 'till it's over.

  3. Tittu M John:

    Pain is always pain till death.

  4. Euripides:

    Account no man happy till he dies.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    Health is not valued till sickness comes.

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