until - definition and synonyms

conjunction, preposition 

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Until can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun): She continued to get a salary until the end of March.
as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): I stayed there until he arrived.
  1. 1
    happening or done up to a particular point in time, and then stopping

    Baker is expected to be here until the end of the week.

    I was employed by a manufacturing company until 1999.

    You’ll just have to wait until they call your name.

    up until:

    Up until now, everything in Katherine’s life has been taken care of for her.

  2. 2
    continuing as far as a particular place

    Stay on the bus until the big supermarket, then get off and turn left.

    Perry was leading the race until the final bend.