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TILL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does till mean? 

TILL (noun)
  The noun TILL has 3 senses:

1. unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
2. a treasury for government funds
3. a strongbox for holding cash

  Familiarity information: TILL used as a noun is uncommon.


TILL (verb)
  The verb TILL has 1 sense:

1. work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

  Familiarity information: TILL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TILL (noun)


Sense 1till [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

boulder clay; till

Hypernyms ("till" is a kind of...):

dirt; soil (the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock)


Sense 2till [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A treasury for government funds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

public treasury; till; trough

Hypernyms ("till" is a kind of...):

exchequer; treasury (the funds of a government or institution or individual)


Sense 3till [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strongbox for holding cash

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cashbox; money box; till

Hypernyms ("till" is a kind of...):

deedbox; strongbox (a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "till"):

cash register; register (a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill)


TILL (verb)


Sense 1till [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

till the soil

Hypernyms (to "till" is one way to...):

process; work; work on (shape, form, or improve a material)

"Till" entails doing...:

crop; cultivate; work (prepare for crops)

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "till"):

plough; plow; turn (to break and turn over earth especially with a plow)

hoe (dig with a hoe)

Sentence frames:

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