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NOUN (1)

1. cultivation of the land in order to raise crops;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Till \Till\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilling.] [OE. tilen, tilien, AS. tilian, teolian, to aim, strive for, till; akin to OS. tilian to get, D. telen to propagate, G. zielen to aim, ziel an end, object, and perhaps also to E. tide, time, from the idea of something fixed or definite. Cf. Teal, Till, prep..] 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. [1913 Webster] No field nolde [would not] tilye. --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. --Gen. iii. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. To prepare; to get. [Obs.] --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tilling n 1: cultivation of the land in order to raise crops