Definition of unto in English:


Pronunciation /ˈənto͝o/ /ˈəntʊ/ /ˈəntə/


archaic term for to
‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’
  • ‘I say unto you, be gone’
  • ‘Like any individual he is not an entity unto himself but a meeting point of others that constitute him.’
  • ‘Up unto his loss in 2001, Labor had only lost at the polls only when Peres was its leader.’
  • ‘It is difficult to spoof a convention when the convention itself is so awful it seems a spoof unto itself.’
  • ‘He's going to draw those that belong to him unto himself and it's going to be a wonderful reunion.’
  • ‘Remember the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’
archaic term for until
‘marriage was forever—unto death’
  • ‘Often, they are found in pairs and share strong bonds that are never broken, even unto death.’
  • ‘The Bible states clearly a man who takes another man's wife shall be taken without the city walls and stoned unto death.’
  • ‘He even threatened to fast unto death to get his alcoholic father to break the habit.’
  • ‘We are to be faithful unto death, discovering our life in Christ and Christ's life in us.’
  • ‘He who wants to remain free, must fight unto death those who are intent upon depriving him of his freedom.’


Middle English from until, with to replacing till (in its northern dialect meaning ‘to’).