Till meaning

tĭl
Till is defined as to prepare land for crops to be planted by plowing and fertilizing.

An example of to till is turning over the soil in a garden.

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The definition of a till is a drawer or tray that a retailer would use to store his money.

An example of a till is a cash register.

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To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate.
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Till means until.

An example of till is someone saying they aren't able to leave work before they finish a project, till they finish a project.

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Glacial drift composed of an unconsolidated, heterogeneous mixture of clay, sand, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders.
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Until.
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Until.
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A drawer, small chest, or compartment for money, as in a store.
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A supply of money; a purse.
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Up to the place of; as far as.
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To work (land) in raising crops, as by plowing and fertilizing; cultivate.
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A drawer or tray for keeping money.
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Ready cash.
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Unstratified, unsorted, glacial drift of clay, sand, boulders, and gravel.
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An unstratified, unconsolidated mass of boulders, pebbles, sand, and mud deposited by the movement or melting of a glacier. The size and shape of the sediments that constitute till vary widely.
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(now dialectal) To.
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Until, up to, as late as (a given time)

I have to work till eight o'clock tonight.

She stayed till the very end.

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Until, until the time that.

Maybe you can, maybe you can't: you won't know till you try.

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A cash register.
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A removable box within a cash register containing the money.

Pull all the tills and lock them in the safe.

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The contents of a cash register, for example at the beginning or end of the day or of a cashier's shift.

My count of my till was 30 dollars short.

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To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc)
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To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegetation and crops.
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(intransitive) To cultivate soil.
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Glacial drift consisting of a mixture of clay, sand, pebbles and boulders.
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(dialect) Manure or other material used to fertilize land.
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A vetch; a tare.
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Origin of till

  • Middle English from Old English til from Old Norse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tillen from Old English tilian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English tille

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tillen "to draw" from Old English -tyllan (as in betyllan "to lure, decoy," and fortyllan "draw away;" related to tollian). Or alternatively from Anglo-Norman tylle "compartment" from Old French tille "compartment, shelter on a ship" from Old Norse þilja "plank." Cognate with Albanian ndjell (“I lure, attract").

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown, but possibly via etymology 3 (the verb) because alluvial deposit is used as a fertilizer.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English (Northumbrian) til, from Old Norse til.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from lentil.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English tilian

    From Wiktionary