tillable


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till 1

 (tĭl)
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

 (tĭl)
prep.
Until.
conj.
Until.

[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

 (tĭl)
n.
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

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

[Origin unknown.]
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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"
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Translations

tillable

adj (= Agr) landanbaufähig
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Plunging tillable land and burgeoning population have been a bad omen for stakeholders, as such, unparalleled investments have ensued in agriculture sector.
So it had fertile, easily tillable ground and was surrounded by fish, shellfish and seaweed, all very tasty, healthy and free.
The farmland is still tillable. But the house needs all new electrics, a new septic and an interior redo.
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"It's a fascinating plant with thousands of uses that's poorly understood," he said.After opening the York Township-based Wyndridge Farm in 2014 and expanding to it to include a craft brewery, cider distillery, restaurant and entertainment venue, he realized that he was left with 30 to 40 acres of tillable land that could be put to use after industrial hemp cultivation was allowed through the 2018 farm bill, following an 80-year ban.
They said that out of 45 dehs only 10 dehs in the taluka were still tillable where farmers sowed water-efficient vegetables and other crops to earn livelihood.
So why is it that most coconut farms, especially in Southern Luzon where the crop has traditionally been planted over vast areas, remain monocropped, putting large areas of tillable lands underneath the trees to waste?
The property is only about 70 acres in size, with 40 acres or so of it being tillable ground planted in wheat.
Regardless, my dad and I decided to return some of our tillable ground to a more native habitat setting to ensure that my children and their children have a place to hunt.
And, all kinds of warfare would breakout as mobs vie for tillable land.