Meaning of INTO in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈin-(ˌ)tü, -tə ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English intō, from in (II) + tō to

Date: before 12th century

1. — used as a function word to indicate entry, introduction, insertion, superposition, or inclusion

came into the house

enter into an alliance


a. : to the state, condition, or form of

got into trouble

b. : to the occupation, action, or possession of

go into farming

c. : involved with or interested in

into hard drugs

into 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 into the night

4. : in the direction of

looking into the sun

5. : to a position of contact with : against

ran into a wall

6. — used as a function word to indicate the dividend in division

dividing 3 into 6 gives 2

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.