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Meaning of “till” in the English Dictionary

"till" in British English

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tillpreposition, conjunction

uk   us   /tɪl/
A2 up to (the ​time that); until: We ​waited till six thirty for you. Up till 1918, women in ​Britain were not ​allowed to ​vote. How ​long is it till the ​baby is ​due?

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tillnoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪl/ UK (US register)
the ​drawer in a ​cash register (= a ​machine which ​recordssales in a ​shop, and in which ​money is ​kept) or the ​cash register itself: Next ​time you have the till ​open, could you give me some ​change? I ​think these ​items have been rung upwrongly on the till.

tillverb [T]

uk   us   /tɪl/
(Definition of till from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"till" in American English

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tillpreposition, conjunction

 us   /tɪl, təl/
up to (the ​time that); until: Tell him to take it ​easy till we get there.

tillverb [T]

 us   /tɪl/
  • till verb [T] (PREPARE LAND)

to ​prepare and use ​land for ​growingcrops: to till the ​soil

tillnoun [C]

 us   /tɪl/
  • till noun [C] (MONEY CONTAINER)

a ​drawer where ​money is ​kept in a ​store: fig. We ​suspected him of ​dipping into the till (= ​stealingmoney from the ​store).
(Definition of till from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"till" in Business English

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tillnoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪl/ mainly UK COMMERCE
(US usually register) a ​machine in a ​store or other ​business that ​records each ​sale and into which ​moneypaid by ​customers is put: Early ​indications from ​major UK ​stores show that cash tills have only just ​improved their ​takings on last ​year. shop/​supermarket till computerized/​electronic/​automated till self-service/​checkout tills till ​receipts/​operators
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the ​place in a ​store, especially a large ​store, where you ​pay for your ​goods: The ​company is ​analysing waiting ​times at ​checkouts to ​calculate how many tills should be ​open.through the till(s) The ​volume of ​sales through high street tills ​rose by 0.6% in November.at the till(s) Retailers ​claim that ​banningcheques has helped to ​reducequeues at the till.
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be on the till(s) to ​work in a ​store receiving ​payment from ​customers, and giving them ​change: Staff on the tills will be happy to ​offercustomersinformation about our new ​range of ​insuranceservices.
have your hands/fingers in the till informal to ​stealmoney from the ​company or ​organization you ​work for: The ​executive was ​fired after he was ​found with his ​hand in the till.
(Definition of till from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “till”
in Korean -(언제) 까지…
in Arabic حَتّى…
in Malaysian sampai, sehingga…
in French jusqu’à (ce que)…
in Russian до…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直到, 到…為止…
in Italian fino a, finché…
in Turkish ... a/e kadar…
in Polish (aż) do, dopóki nie…
in Spanish hasta (que)…
in Vietnamese cho tới khi…
in Portuguese até (que)…
in Thai จนกระทั่ง…
in German bis…
in Catalan fins (a)…
in Japanese ~まで…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直到, 到…为止…
in Indonesian sampai…
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