Meaning of till


The noun till means the same as “cash register.” When you work at the store long enough, they’ll let you operate the till.

When you pay taxes to your town, they go into the local till, or government fund, for community improvements. Till is also used as a verb, meaning to work the land, to get it ready for planting and harvesting. Till can also be used to mean “until,” which makes things a bit confusing. So, technically, you could have a sentence like: Don’t touch the till till you take the customer’s money.

Definitions of till
  1. verb

    work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

    till the soil”
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    plough, plow, turn

    to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

    dig with a hoe

    plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
    disk, harrow

    draw a harrow over (land)
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    process, work, work on

    shape, form, or improve a material

  2. noun

    unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together


    boulder clay

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    dirt, soil

    the part of the earth’s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

  3. noun

    a strongbox for holding cash


    cashbox, money box

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    cash register, register

    a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill
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    deedbox, strongbox

    a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked

  4. noun

    a treasury for government funds


    public treasury, trough

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    coffer, exchequer, treasury

    the funds of a government or institution or individual

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