Definition of until in English:


conjunction & preposition

  • 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’
    till, up to, up till, up until, as late as, up to the time of, up to the time that, until such time as, pending
    before, prior to, previous to, up to, up until, till, up till, earlier than, in advance of, ante-, pre-
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On the differences between until and till, see till


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