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Meaning of unto by Wiktionary Dictionary



    By analogy with until, substituting to for till .



    1. ( obsolete ) Up to the time or degree that; until; till .



    1. ( archaic or poetic ) Up to, indicating a motion towards a thing and then stopping at it .
      Sir Gawain rode unto the nearby castle .


    See also

    • unto in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Definition of unto by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Unto prep. [OE. unto; un- ( only in unto, until ) unto, as far as + to to; this un- is akin to AS. until, OFries. und OS. und until, conj. ( cf. OS. unt unto, OHG. unzi ), Goth. und unto, until. See To, and cf. Until.]

    1. To; -- now used only in antiquated, formal, or scriptural style. See To.

    2. Until; till. [Obs.] “He shall abide it unto the death of the priest.” Num. xxxv. 25.

  2. Unto, conj. Until; till. [Obs.] “Unto this year be gone.” Chaucer.