Till then
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 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. [1913 Webster]

He . . . came till an house. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Women, up till this Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings -- all through them till the very end. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

{Till now}, to the present time.

{Till then}, to that time. [1913 Webster]


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  • Till Then (1944 song) — Till Then is a popular song written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, and Guy Wood and published in 1944.The song was a plea (presumably by a soldier off to fight the war) to his sweetheart to wait for him until he could get back home. Like many war… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Till, Emmett — ▪ American murder victim in full  Emmett Louis Till  born July 25, 1941, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 28, 1955, Money, Miss.       African American teenager whose murder catalyzed the emerging civil rights movement.       Till was born to… …   Universalium

  • then — /dhen/, adv. 1. at that time: Prices were lower then. 2. immediately or soon afterward: The rain stopped and then started again. 3. next in order of time: We ate, then we started home. 4. at the same time: At first the water seemed blue, then… …   Universalium

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