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Counter vs. Till

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Counternoun

An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.

‘He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his counter forward six spaces.’;

Tillpreposition

Until; to, up to; as late as (a given time).

‘She stayed till the very end.’; ‘It's twenty till two. (1:40)’; ‘I have to work till eight o'clock tonight.’;

Counternoun

(curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.

Tillpreposition

(obsolete) To, up to (physically).

‘They led him till his tent’;

Counternoun

A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.

‘He put his money on the counter, and the shopkeeper put it in the till.’;

Tillpreposition

(dialectal) In order that, to enable.

‘''Come here till I speak to you’;

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Counternoun

One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.

‘He's only 16 months, but is already a good counter – he can count to 100.’;

Tillconjunction

Until, until the time that.

‘Maybe you can, maybe you can't: you won't know till you try.’;

Counternoun

A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.

Tillnoun

A cash register.

Counternoun

(historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.

Tillnoun

A removable box within a cash register containing the money.

‘Pull all the tills and lock them in the safe.’;

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Counternoun

(grammar) A class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Tillnoun

The contents of a cash register, for example at the beginning or end of the day or of a cashier's shift.

‘My count of my till was 30 dollars short.’;

Counternoun

In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.

Tillnoun

(obsolete) A tray or drawer in a chest.

Counternoun

In a bathroom, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, which holds the washbasin.

Tillnoun

glacial drift consisting of a mixture of clay, sand, pebbles and boulders

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Counternoun

(wrestling) A proactive defensive hold or move in reaction to a hold or move by one's opponent.

‘Always know a counter to any hold you try against your opponent.’;

Tillnoun

(dialect) manure or other material used to fertilize land

Counternoun

(typography) The enclosed or partly closed negative space of a glyph.

Tillnoun

A vetch; a tare.

Counternoun

(programming) A variable, memory location, etc. whose contents are incremented to keep a count.

Tillverb

(transitive) To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc.).

Counternoun

(Internet) A hit counter.

Tillverb

(transitive) To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegetation and crops.

Counternoun

(nautical) The overhanging stern of a vessel above the waterline.

Tillverb

(intransitive) To cultivate soil.

Counternoun

The piece of a shoe or a boot around the heel of the foot (above the heel of the shoe/boot).

Tillverb

(obsolete) To prepare; to get.

Counternoun

(obsolete) An encounter.

Tillnoun

A vetch; a tare.

Counternoun

(nautical) The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.

Tillnoun

A drawer.

Counternoun

(music) lang=en Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to countertenor.

Tillnoun

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.

Counternoun

The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.

Tillnoun

A kind of coarse, obdurate land.

Counternoun

The back leather or heel part of a boot.

Tillpreposition

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.’; ‘Women, up till thisCramped 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.’;

Counternoun

(typography) The area of a letter that is entirely or partially enclosed by a letter form or a symbol.

Tillconjunction

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.’; ‘Mediate so long till you make some act of prayer to God.’; ‘There was no outbreak till the regiment arrived.’;

Counteradverb

Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.

Tillverb

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.’; ‘the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.’;

Counteradverb

In opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise.

Tillverb

To prepare; to get.

Counteradverb

In the wrong way; contrary to the right course.

‘a hound that runs counter’;

Tillverb

To cultivate land.

Counteradverb

At or against the front or face.

Tillnoun

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

Counterverb

To contradict, oppose.

Tillnoun

a treasury for government funds

Counterverb

(boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.

Tillnoun

a strongbox for holding cash

Counterverb

To take action in response to; to respond.

Tillverb

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

‘till the soil’;

Counteradjective

Contrary or opposing

‘His carrying a knife was counter to my plan.’;

Tillpreposition

less formal way of saying until

Counternoun

One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.

Tillconjunction

less formal way of saying until

Counternoun

A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.

‘The old gods of our own race whose names . . . serve as counters reckon the days of the week.’; ‘What comes the wool to? . . . I can not do it without counters.’;

Tillnoun

a cash register or drawer for money in a shop, bank, or restaurant

‘there were queues at the till’; ‘checkout tills’;

Counternoun

Money; coin; - used in contempt.

‘To lock such rascal counters from his friends.’;

Tillnoun

boulder clay or other sediment deposited by melting glaciers or ice sheets.

Counternoun

A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.

‘Anne Aysavugh . . . imprisoned in the Counter.’;

Tillverb

prepare and cultivate (land) for crops

‘no land was being tilled or crops sown’;

Counternoun

A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.

Till

Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment. Till is derived from the erosion and entrainment of material by the moving ice of a glacier.

Counternoun

A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.

Counternoun

The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, - below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.

Counternoun

Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.

Counternoun

The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.

Counternoun

The back leather or heel part of a boot.

Counternoun

An encounter.

‘With kindly counter under mimic shade.’;

Counteradverb

Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; - used chiefly with run or go.

‘Running counter to all the rules of virtue.’;

Counteradverb

In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.

‘This is counter, you false Danish dogs!’;

Counteradverb

At or against the front or face.

‘Which [darts] they never throw counter, but at the back of the flier.’;

Counteradjective

Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.

Counterverb

To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.

‘His left hand countered provokingly.’;

Counternoun

table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

Counternoun

game equipment used in various card or board games

Counternoun

a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

Counternoun

a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Counternoun

a person who counts things

Counternoun

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one);

‘it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher’;

Counternoun

(computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

Counternoun

the piece of leather that fits the heel

Counternoun

a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe

Counternoun

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Counterverb

speak in response;

‘He countered with some very persuasive arguments’;

Counterverb

act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Counteradjective

indicating opposition or resistance

Counteradverb

in the opposite direction;

‘run counter’;

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