Until Definition

ŭn-tĭl
preposition
Up to the time of.
We danced until dawn.
American Heritage
Up to the time of; till (a specified time or occurrence)
Until payday.
Webster's New World
Before (a specified time or occurrence): used with a negative.
Not until tomorrow.
Webster's New World
Unto; to.
American Heritage
To or toward.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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conjuntion
Up to the time when or that.
Until you leave.
Webster's New World
Before.
You cannot leave until your work is finished.
American Heritage
To the point, degree, or place that.
Heat the water until it boils.
Webster's New World
Before.
Not until he tells you.
Webster's New World
Before (a condition becoming true).
Wiktionary
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Origin of Until

  • Middle English un- up to (from Old Norse und ant- in Indo-European roots) til till till2

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

  • From Old Norse und (“as far as, up to") and til (“until, up to")

    From Wiktionary

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