Till then
Then Then ([th][e^]n), adv. [Originally the same word as than. See {Than}.] 1. At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future). [1913 Webster]

And the Canaanite was then in the land. --Gen. xii. 6. [1913 Webster]

Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. --1 Cor. xiii. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward. [1913 Webster]

First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. --Matt. v. 24. [1913 Webster]

3. At another time; later; again. [1913 Webster]

One while the master is not aware of what is done, and then in other cases it may fall out to be own act. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{By then}. (a) By that time. (b) By the time that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But that opinion, I trust, by then this following argument hath been well read, will be left for one of the mysteries of an indulgent Antichrist. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Now and then}. See under {Now}, adv.

{Till then}, until that time; until the time mentioned. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: Then is often used elliptically, like an adjective, for then existing; as, the then administration. [1913 Webster]


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  • Till — Till, prep. [OE. til, 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, gatils, fit, convenient, and E. till to cultivate. See {Till}, v. t.] To; unto; up to; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Till now — Till Till, prep. [OE. til, 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, gatils, fit, convenient, and E. till to cultivate. See {Till}, v. t.] To; unto; up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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