until preposition, conjunction (TIME)
A1 up to (the time that):
Shouldn't we wait until Antony's here?
- She waited until her coffee had cooled down before taking a sip.
- We didn't arrive at our hotel until after midnight.
- The photographs will be on exhibition until the end of the month.
- You make wine by leaving grape juice to ferment until all the sugar has turned to alcohol.
- You'll have to wait until your next birthday for a new bike.
until preposition, conjunction (DISTANCE)
Before, by, till, untilIf you have to do something before a certain point in time, then when that point arrives, the action must already be completed: …
UntilUntil is a preposition and a conjunction. Until is often shortened to till or ’til. Till and ’til are more informal and we don’t usually use them in formal writing. …
Until as a conjunctionWe use until as a subordinating conjunction to connect an action or an event to a point in time: …