|1.||up to (a time) that: he laughed until he cried|
|2.||(used with a negative) before (a time or event): until you change, you can't go out|
|4.||(used with a negative) earlier than; before: he won't come until tomorrow|
|usage The use of until such time as (as in industrial action will continue until such time as our demands are met) is unnecessary and should be avoided: industrial action will continue until our demands are met|
see put off until tomorrow; talk one's arm off (until blue in the face). Also see under till.