preposition & conjunction
Up to (the point in time or the event mentioned): [as preposition]: the kidnappers have given us until October 11th to deliver the documents he held the office until his death [as conjunction]: you don’t know what you can achieve until you try
More example sentences
- This one had sat in a tobacco tin for generations until it was valued at a coin fair.
- He added that the glass was replaced but lasted for less than a month until this week.
- They will be kept there until fines have been paid and if they are not they will be crushed.
Middle English: from Old Norse und 'as far as' + till1 (the sense thus duplicated).
On the differences between until and till, see till1 (usage).