Till Till, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tilling}.] [OE. tilen, tilien, AS. tilian, teolian, 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, time, from the idea of something fixed or definite. Cf. {Teal}, {Till}, prep..] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

No field nolde [would not] tilye. --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. --Gen. iii. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. To prepare; to get. [Obs.] --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clean-tilled — «KLEEN TIHLD», adjective. grown on land that is kept free from other ground cover: »Cotton, corn, and tobacco are clean tilled crops, leaving the soil unprotected against the heavy monsoon rains (White and Renner) …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|tilled — «uhn TIHLD», adjective. not tilled or cultivated: »Most will come home to partially or totally destroyed villages, to weed grown, untilled fields (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cleared tilled — improved improved adj. 1. advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent state. Opposite of {unimproved}. [Narrower terms: {built, reinforced}; {cleared, tilled ; {developed}; {grade ; {graded, graveled ] Also See: {restored}. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dis|tilled — «dihs TIHLD», adjective. obtained by distilling; purified: »distilled water …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-tilled — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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