until
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR ŭn-tĭlʹ IPA: /ʌnˈtɪl/, /ənˈtɪl/, /ʊnˈtɪl/
  • (America) enPR ŭn-tĭlʹ IPA: /ʌnˈtɪl/, /ənˈtɪl/
Preposition
  1. Up to the time of (something happening).
  2. Before (a time).
  3. (obsolete) To; physically towards.
    • He roused himself full blithe, and hastened them until.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • French: avant
  • Portuguese: até que
  • Russian: до
  • Spanish: antes
Conjunction
  1. Up to the time that (a condition becomes true).
    • 1906, Stanley J[ohn] Weyman, chapter I, in Chippinge Borough, New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co., OCLC 580270828 ↗, page 01 ↗:
      It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. […]. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  2. Before (a condition becoming true).
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
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