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English definition of “until”

until

preposition, conjunction     /ənˈtɪl/ (also till)
HAPPEN THEN STOP A1 continuing to happen before a particular time or event and then stopping: The show will be on until the end of the month. Whisk the egg whites until they look white and fluffy.Until a particular moment
AS FAR AS A2 as far as: Carry on until you reach the traffic lights and turn right.Until a particular moment
not until B1 not before a particular time or event: It doesn't open until 7. We won't start until Jeanne arrives.Until a particular moment
(Definition of until prepositionconjunction from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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