From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtilltill1 /tɪl, tl/ ●●● S1 preposition, conjunction spoken UNTILuntil I didn’t have a boyfriend till I was 17. The shop’s open till nine o'clock on Fridays.
Examples from the Corpustill• I have to work till eight tonight.• Kate didn't walk till she was 18 months old.tilltill2 /tɪl/ noun [countable] 1 British EnglishBBT a machine used in shops, restaurants etc for calculating the amount you have to pay, and for storing the money SYN cash register American English2 → in the till3 → have your hands/fingers in the till
Examples from the Corpustill• He was always up to any adventure that didn't involve working at tills or sitting on three-legged stools.• Yes Cashpoints, tills and vending machines will all have to be changed or simply bought anew.• They introduced rigid quality control, centralised distribution and electronic tills.• The till girl mouths her request for identity.• The till jangled like a fire alarm, and Croughton the pot-bellied potman was already in a lather.• The tills are stacked like bunk beds, 9 to 10 feet high.• The raiders escaped with the takings from two tills.tilltill3 verb [transitive] TACto prepare land for growing crops SYN cultivatetill the soil/land/fields etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpustill• The Democrats have also tilled the Gallo fortune.• The townspeople tilled the soil and produced most everything they ate.• Aid, given on condition that it is spent on genuine development, can till the soil for home-grown growth.• The cattle are not used for draught purposes, since the fields are tilled with the hoe.till the soil/land/fields etc• Then he went back to tilling the land.• I used to work for my Uncle Demba cultivating rice, tilling the soil and sowing rice seeds.• The subjugated population of Messenia tilled the land as serfs, helots.• Aid, given on condition that it is spent on genuine development, can till the soil for home-grown growth.• Their time is constantly spent in tilling the soil, manuring it with ashes, raking and hoeing it with wooden hoes.• And then, if you made it, off you went to till the fields or whatever.• On Andean haciendas, it matters little to the man who tills the land whether the product increases.• In agricultural societies, men tilled the land while women tended home and children.From Longman Business Dictionarytilltill /tɪl, tl/ noun [countable]COMMERCE a machine used in shops, restaurants etc for calculating the amount you have to pay, and for storing the moneySYNCASH REGISTERTwo armed men ordered the assistant to open the till.There were queues at the till.Origin till2 (1400-1500) Anglo-French tylle till3 Old English tilian