[til, teel]


the sesame plant.

Also teel.

Origin of til

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40



preposition, conjunction

till; until.

Origin of 'til

aphetic variant of until

Usage note

See till1.
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Contemporary Examples of til

Historical Examples of til

  • There's nothin' til beat a lot of young childher about the house.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Don't you fret, Til," said Aileen, who did not understand entirely.

  • It was in "Til Frihet" that he had been guilty of high treason.

  • I would like richt weel gin ye were comin' til the kirk wi' us.


    Janet Milne Rae

  • He speaks 265that plain like til folk here, tho' we canna see Him.


    Janet Milne Rae

British Dictionary definitions for til



another name for sesame, esp a variety grown in India

Word Origin for til

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit tilá sesame
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Word Origin and History for til

variant of till (prep.) or short for until.

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