# until

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until is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 until

## Contents

### Pronunciation

• enPR: /ŭntĭl'/
• IPA: /ənˈtɪl/
• SAMPA: /@n"tIl/
•  Audio (US) (file)

## Preposition

 Preposition until
1. If something is true until ${\displaystyle x}$, it is true for some time before ${\displaystyle x}$ and then is not true.
We didn't have any snow until the end of December.
He worked until he was 72 years old.
Until now, there was nothing we could do.