Meaning of until in English:


Pronunciation /ənˈtɪl/

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Translate until into Spanish


  • Up to (the point in time or the event mentioned)

    ‘the kidnappers have given us until October 11th to deliver the documents’
    • ‘he held the office until his death’
    • ‘we didn't find that out until recently’
    • ‘He added that the glass was replaced but lasted for less than a month until this week.’
    • ‘The rules are due to change but until then it still pays you to keep your mileage up.’
    • ‘If you want to book a seat in it you'll have to wait until April as they're all booked up.’
    • ‘By the way you only have until the end of September to lend your support to this idea.’
    • ‘Up until then it had been very hard on some levels because my family moved around a lot.’
    • ‘The site will not be able to accept this sort of waste until the area is declared safe.’
    • ‘If I can get fit and play until the end of the season, it will give me a new lease of life.’
    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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  • Up to the point in time or the event mentioned.

    • ‘you don't know what you can achieve until you try’
    till, up till, up until, up to the time of, up to the time that, until such time as
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On the differences between until and till, see


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