Tiller vs Iller - What's the difference?

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As a noun tiller

is a person who tills; a farmer or tiller can be (obsolete) a young tree or tiller can be (archery) the stock; a beam on a crossbow carved to fit the arrow, or the point of balance in a longbow.

As a verb tiller

is to put forth new shoots from the root or from around the bottom of the original stalk; stool.

As an adjective iller is

(ill).

tiller

English

Etymology 1

From .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who tills; a farmer.
  • * 2000 , (Alasdair Gray), The Book of Prefaces , Bloomsbury 2002, page 63:
  • In France, Europe's most fertile and cultivated land, the tillers of it suffered more and more hunger.
  • A machine that mechanically tills the soil.
  • Synonyms
    * (machine) cultivator

    See also

    * motor plow

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) *.

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A young tree.
  • (Evelyn)
  • A shoot of a plant which springs from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sapling; a sucker.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put forth new shoots from the root or from around the bottom of the original stalk; stool.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archery) The stock; a beam on a crossbow carved to fit the arrow, or the point of balance in a longbow.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • You can shoot in a tiller .
  • (nautical) A bar of iron or wood connected with the rudderhead and leadline, usually forward, in which the rudder is moved as desired by the tiller (FM 55-501).
  • (nautical) The handle of the rudder which the helmsman holds to steer the boat, a piece of wood or metal extending forward from the rudder over or through the transom. Generally attached at the top of the rudder.
  • A handle; a stalk.
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) A small drawer; a till.
  • (Dryden)
    Derived terms
    * tiller extension

    References

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    iller

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (ill)
  • Anagrams

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    ill

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (label) Evil; wicked (of people).
  • * (Francis Atterbury) (1663-1732)
  • St. Paul chose to magnify his office when ill men conspired to lessen it.
  • (label) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy.
  • * 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 2:
  • ‘Go bring her. It is ill to keep a lady waiting.’
  • Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel.
  • Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=
  • Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick.
  • Having an urge to vomit.
  • (label) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill', ''comparative'' '''iller''', ''superlative'' ' illest .]
  • * 1994 , Biggie Smalls, The What
  • Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?"
  • (label) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be .
  • Usage notes

    * The comparative forms iller and illest are used in American English, but less than one fourth as frequently as the "more" and "most" forms.

    Synonyms

    * (suffering from a disease''): diseased, poorly (''UK ), sick, under the weather (informal), unwell * (having an urge to vomit ): disgusted, nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickened * (bad ): bad, mal- * (in hip-hop slang: sublime ): dope * See also

    Antonyms

    * (suffering from a disease ): fine, hale, healthy, in good health, well * (having an urge to vomit ): * (bad ): good * (in hip-hop slang: sublime ): wack

    Derived terms

    * be ill * fall ill * ill at ease * ill effects * illness * ill wind * lie ill in one's mouth * mentally ill * be taken ill

    References

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.
  • *
  • In both groups, however, we find copious and intricate speciation so that, often, species limits are narrow and ill defined.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 541:
  • His inflexibility and blindness ill become a leader, for a leader must temper justice with mercy.
  • * 2006 , Julia Borossa (translator), Monique Canto-Sperber (quoted author), in (quoting author), ''Dead End Feminism , Polity, ISBN 9780745633800, page 40:
  • Is it because this supposes an undifferentiated violence towards others and oneself that I could ill imagine in a woman?

    Synonyms

    * illy

    Antonyms

    * well

    Derived terms

    * bode ill * ill afford * ill-formed * ill-gotten * ill-thought-out

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • That makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.}}
  • Harm or injury.
  • Evil; moral wrongfulness.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • Strong virtue, like strong nature, struggles still, / Exerts itself, and then throws off the ill .
  • A physical ailment; an illness.
  • Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
  • (US, slang) PCP, phencyclidine.
  • Derived terms

    * for good or ill

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.

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