, Icel. til
; akin to Dan. til
, Sw. till
, OFries. til
, also to AS. til
good, excellent, G. ziel
end, limit, object, OHG. zil
, Goth. tils
, fit, convenient, and E. till
to cultivate. See Till
, v. t.
- 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.
He . . . came till an house.
Women, up till this
Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo.
Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings -- all through them till the very end.
Till transitive verb
, AS. tilian
, to aim, strive for, till; akin to OS. tilian
to get, D. telen
to propagate, G. zielen
to aim, ziel
an end, object, and perhaps also to E. tide
, from the idea of something fixed or definite. Cf. Teal
imperfect & past participle Tilled ; present participle & verbal noun Tilling
- 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.
No field nolde [would not] tilye.
the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen. iii. 23.
- To prepare; to get. Obs.