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till 1

tr.v. tilled, till·ing, tills
To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate.

[Middle English tillen, from Old English tilian.]

till′a·ble adj.

till 2


[Middle English, from Old English til, from Old Norse.]
Usage Note: Till and until are generally interchangeable in both writing and speech, though as the first word in a sentence until is usually preferred: Until you get that paper written, don't even think about going to the movies. · Till is actually the older word, with until having been formed by the addition to it of the prefix un-, meaning "up to." In the 1700s, the spelling 'till became fashionable, as if till were a shortened form of until. Although 'till is now nonstandard, 'til is sometimes used in this way and is considered acceptable, though it is etymologically incorrect.

till 3

1. A drawer, small chest, or compartment for money, as in a store.
2. A supply of money; a purse.

[Middle English tille.]

till 4

Glacial drift composed of an unconsolidated, heterogeneous mixture of clay, sand, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tillable - (of farmland) capable of being farmed productivelytillable - (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"


adj (= Agr) landanbaufähig
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GEI has leased 49 tillable acres at McDonald Farm in Naperville, its headquarters, since 2002, to promote nutritional health and environmental responsibility.
6 tillable acres, one-half of cash rent to be paid by march 1, 2018 with the balance paid by october 1, 2018.
While I would encourage those searching for land to set their acreage goals high, that does not mean that you need to only look for pastures and tillable land.
A firm is required to submit the Form FDA 356h as a tillable form with all the required information and with an electronic signature.
Another thing," I said, "south a couple hundred miles the climate is more temperate and the soil is less rocky and more tillable, so tribes living in what is now Minnesota or Iowa or wherever, could grow maize and beans and other stuff.
As the ships sailed into Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, finding good tillable land for farming was a challenge; as was the building of towns along the rugged coastline.
The physician service center, which includes a field force of 200, takes a script from generation through the reviews and counseling steps needed to create a tillable prescription.
High-quality, tillable land is generally held now as a long-term investment," Linnemeyer says.
In time, my neighbor converted all of his tillable acres to a program employing polyculture cover crops as part of the annual rotation.
The Chairman Senate said that attributing the struggle for the right of self determination and human rights with the terrorism would not offer a tillable solution to the problem of unrest and will not be in the interest of the world.
In this design, a secondary seal also protects the primary seal, and the space between functions as a tillable grease cavity for adding more protection.
40 of the 80 acres of land is tillable and is currently being farmed.