Until Un*til", prep. [OE. until, ontil; un- (as in unto) + til till; cf. Dan. indtil, Sw. intill. See {Unto}, and {Till}, prep.] [1913 Webster] 1. To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Taverners until them told the same. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

He roused himself full blithe, and hastened them until. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month. [1913 Webster]

He and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity. --Judg. xviii. 30. [1913 Webster]

Note: In contracts and like documents until is construed as exclusive of the date mentioned unless it was the manifest intent of the parties to include it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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