Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Tikus noun (Zoology) The bulau.
Til preposition & conj. See Till .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Til seed (tĭl; tēl). (a) The seed of sesame. (b) The seed of an African asteraceous plant ( Guizotia abyssinica ), yielding a bland fixed oil used in medicine.
Til tree (Botany) See Teil .
(tĭl; tēl). (a) Var. of Teil tree . (b) An ill- smelling lauraceous tree ( Ocotea fœtens ) of the Canary Islands; -- sometimes disting. as Canary Island til tree .
; plural Tilburies
. [ Probably from Tilbury
fort, in the Country of Essex, in England.] A kind of gig or two-wheeled carriage, without a top or cover.
[ Written also tilburgh
[ Spanish , from Latin titulus
a superscription, title, token, sign. See Title
] The accentual mark placed over n , and sometimes over l , in Spanish words [ thus, ñ , <ilde; ], indicating that, in pronunciation, the sound of the following vowel is to be preceded by that of the initial, or consonantal, y .
Tile transitive verb
[ See 2d Tiler
.] To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
[ Middle English tile
, Anglo-Saxon tigel
, from Latin tegula
, from tegere
to cover. See Thatch
, and confer Tegular
.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works. 2. (Architecture) (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring. (b) A plate of metal used for roofing. 3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused. 4. A draintile. 5. A stiff hat.
[ Colloq.] Dickens. Tile drain
, a drain made of tiles.
-- Tile earth
, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and stubborn land.
[ Prov. Eng.] -- Tile kiln
, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.
-- Tile ore (Min.)
, an earthy variety of cuprite.
-- Tile red
, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.
-- Tile tea
, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See Brick tea , under Brick .
Tile transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tiled
; present participle & verbal noun Tiling
.] 1. To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house. 2. Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
The muscle, sinew, and vein, Donne.
Which tile this house, will come again.
Tile-drain transitive verb To drain by means of tiles; to furnish with a tile drain.
Tilefish noun (Zoology) A large, edible, deep-water food fish ( Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps ) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots. » It was discovered off the Eastern coast of the United States in 1880, and was abundant in 1881, but is believed to have become extinct in 1882.
Tiler noun A man whose occupation is to cover buildings with tiles. Bancroft.
Tiler noun [ Of uncertain origin, but probably from English tile , noun ] A doorkeeper or attendant at a lodge of Freemasons. [ Written also tyler .]
; plural Tileries
. [ From Tile
; confer French tuilerie
, from tuile
a tile, Latin tegula
.] A place where tiles are made or burned; a tile kiln.
Tileseed noun (Botany) Any plant of the genus Geissois , having seeds overlapping like tiles on a roof.
1. (Geol.) A kind of laminated shale or sandstone belonging to some of the layers of the Upper Silurian. 2. A tile of stone.
[ Latin , linden. Confer Teil
.] (Botany) A genus of trees, the lindens, the type of the family Tiliaceæ , distinguished by the winglike bract coalescent with the peduncle, and by the indehiscent fruit having one or two seeds. There are about twenty species, natives of temperate regions. Many species are planted as ornamental shade trees, and the tough fibrous inner bark is a valuable article of commerce. Also, a plant of this genus.
Tiliaceous adjective [ Middle English tilia the linden tree.] (Botany) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants ( Tiliaceæ ) of which the linden ( Tilia ) is the type. The order includes many plants which furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute.
Tiling noun 1. A surface covered with tiles, or composed of tiles.
They . . . let him down through the tiling . Luke v. 19. 2. Tiles, collectively.
Till noun [ Abbrev. from lentil .] A vetch; a tare. [ Prov. Eng.]
[ Properly, a drawer, from Middle English tillen
to draw. See Tiller
the lever of a rudder.] A drawer.
Specifically: (a) A tray or drawer in a chest. (b) A money drawer in a shop or store. Till alarm
, a device for sounding an alarm when a money drawer is opened or tampered with.
1. (Geol.) A deposit of clay, sand, and gravel, without lamination, formed in a glacier valley by means of the waters derived from the melting glaciers; -- sometimes applied to alluvium of an upper river terrace, when not laminated, and appearing as if formed in the same manner. 2. A kind of coarse, obdurate land. Loudon.
[ Middle English til
, Icelandic til
; akin to Danish til
, Swedish till
, OFries. til
, also to Anglo-Saxon til
good, excellent, German ziel
end, limit, object, Old High German zil
, Goth. tils
, ga tils
, fit, convenient, and English till
to cultivate. See Till
, transitive verb
] To; unto; up to; as far as; until; -- now used only in respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc., and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till next week.
He . . . came till an house. Chaucer.
Women, up till this Tennyson.
Cramped under worse than South-sea-isle taboo.
Similar sentiments will recur to every one familiar with his writings -- all through them till the very end. Prof. Wilson. Till now
, to the present time.
-- Till then
, to that time.
Till conj. As far as; up to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; that is, to the time specified in the sentence or clause following; until.
And said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke xix. 13.
Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to God. Jer. Taylor.
There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived. Macaulay.
» This use may be explained by supposing an ellipsis of when
, or the time when
, the proper conjunction or conjunctive adverb begin when
Till transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tilled
; present participle & verbal noun Tilling
.] [ Middle English tilen
, Anglo-Saxon tilian
, to aim, strive for, till; akin to Old Saxon tilian
to get, Dutch telen
to propagate, German zielen
to aim, ziel
an end, object, and perhaps also to English tide
, from the idea of something fixed or definite. Confer Teal
.] 1. To plow and prepare for seed, and to sow, dress, raise crops from, etc., to cultivate; as, to till the earth, a field, a farm.
No field nolde [ would not] tilye . P. Plowman.
the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. Gen. iii. 23. 2. To prepare; to get.
[ Obsolete] W. Browne.
Till intransitive verb To cultivate land. Piers Plowman.
Tillable adjective Capable of being tilled; fit for the plow; arable.
1. The operation, practice, or art of tilling or preparing land for seed, and keeping the ground in a proper state for the growth of crops. 2. A place tilled or cultivated; cultivated land. Syn. -- Cultivation; culture; husbandry; farming; agriculture.
Tillandsia noun [ New Latin So named after Prof. Tillands , of Abo, in Finland.] (Botany) A genus of epiphytic endogenous plants found in the Southern United States and in tropical America. Tillandsia usneoides , called long moss , black moss , Spanish moss , and Florida moss , has a very slender pendulous branching stem, and forms great hanging tufts on the branches of trees. It is often used for stuffing mattresses.
[ From Till
, transitive verb
] One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
[ Anglo-Saxon telgor
a small branch. Confer Till
to cultivate.] 1. (Botany) (a) A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker. (b) A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump. 2. A young timber tree.
[ Prov. Eng.] Evelyn.
Tiller intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tillered
; present participle & verbal noun Tillering
.] To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers ; some spread plants by tillering .
[ Sometimes written tillow
[ From Middle English tillen
, to draw, pull; probably from Anglo-Saxon tyllan
in for tyllan
to lead astray; or confer Dutch tillen
to lift up. Confer Till
a drawer.] 1. (Nautical) A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head and used for turning side to side in steering. In small boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of Rudder . Confer 2d Helm , 1. 2. The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself.
You can shoot in a tiller . Beau. & Fl. 3. The handle of anything.
[ Prov. Eng.] 4. A small drawer; a till. Dryden. Tiller rope (Nautical)
, a rope for turning a tiller. In a large vessel it forms the connection between the fore end of the tiller and the steering wheel.
Tilley noun , or Til"ley seed` (Botany) The seeds of a small tree ( Croton Pavana ) common in the Malay Archipelago. These seeds furnish croton oil, like those of Croton Tiglium . [ Written also tilly .]
; plural Tillmen A man who tills the earth; a husbandman.
[ Obsolete] Tusser.
Tillodont noun One of the Tillodontia.
Tillodontia noun plural (Paleon.) An extinct group of Mammalia found fossil in the Eocene formation. The species are related to the carnivores, ungulates, and rodents. Called also Tillodonta .
Tillot (tĭl"lŏt) noun A bag made of thin glazed muslin, used as a wrapper for dress goods. McElrath.
Tillow intransitive verb See 3d Tiller .
Tilly-vally interj., adverb , or adjective A word of unknown origin and signification, formerly used as expressive of contempt, or when anything said was rejected as trifling or impertinent. [ Written also tille-vally , tilly-fally , tille-fally , and otherwise.] Shak.
Tilmus noun [ New Latin , from Greek tilmo`s , from ti`llein to pluck, pull.] (Medicine) Floccillation.
Tilt (tĭlt) noun [ Middle English telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld , Anglo-Saxon teld , ge teld ; akin to OD. telde , German zelt , Icelandic tjald , Swedish tält , tjäll , Danish telt , and Anglo-Saxon be teldan to cover.] Tilt boat (Nautical) , a boat covered with canvas or other cloth. -- Tilt roof (Architecture) , a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon.
1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. Denham. 2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon. 3. (Nautical) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
Tilt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Tilted
; present participle & verbal noun Tilting
.] To cover with a tilt, or awning.
Tilt transitive verb
[ Middle English tilten
, to totter, fall, Anglo-Saxon tealt
unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian
to totter, to vacillate, Dutch tel
amble, ambling pace, German zelt
, Icelandic tölt
an ambling pace, tölta
to amble. Confer Totter
.] 1. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel. 2. To point or thrust, as a lance.
Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. J. Philips. 3. To point or thrust a weapon at.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 4. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
Tilt intransitive verb 1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances.
He tilts Shak.
With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast. Shak.
But in this tournament can no man tilt . Tennyson.
The fleet, swift tilting , o'er the ...urges flew. Pope. 2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back. Grew.
Tilt noun 1. A thrust, as with a lance. Addison. 2. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament. 3. See Tilt hammer , in the Vocabulary. 4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask. Full tilt
, with full force. Dampier.
Tilt hammer A tilted hammer; a heavy hammer, used in iron works, which is lifted or tilted by projections or wipers on a revolving shaft; a trip hammer.
Tilter noun 1. One who tilts, or jousts; hence, one who fights.
Let me alone to match your tilter . Glanville. 2. One who operates a tilt hammer.