Meaning of INTO in English


[] prep [ME, fr. OE into, fr.

[2]in + to to] (bef. 12c) 1--used as a function word to indicate entry, introduction, insertion, superposition, or inclusion "came ~ the house" "enter ~ an alliance"

2. a: to the state, condition, or form of "got ~ trouble" b: to the occupation, action, or possession of "go ~ farming" c: involved with or interested in "~ hard drugs" "~ Latin epigrammatists" 3--used as a function word to indicate a period of time or an extent of space part of which is passed or occupied "far ~ the night"

4: in the direction of "looking ~ the sun"

5: to a position of contact with: against "ran ~ a wall" 6--used as a function word to indicate the dividend in division "dividing 3 ~

6. gives 2"

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