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until

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Pronunciation: /ənˈtɪl
 
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Definition of until in English:

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.
Synonyms
till, up to, up till, up until, as late as, up to the time of/that, until such time as, pending;
North American through

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse und 'as far as' + till1 (the sense thus duplicated).

Usage

On the differences between until and till, see till1 (usage).

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