- ( UK ) IPA: /tuː/, X-SAMPA: /tu:/
- ( US ) IPA: /tu/, X-SAMPA: /tu/
- Rhymes: -uː
- Homophone: two, to
- ( focus ) Likewise
- ( conjunctive ) also; in addition .
- ( degree ) To an excessive degree; over; more than enough .
- ( degree, colloquial ) To a high degree, very
- ( affirmation, colloquial ) used to contradict a negative assertion .
- too too
Middle English to ( “also, in addition to” ), from Old English tō ( “furthermore, also, besides” ), adverbial use of preposition tō ( “to, into” ). The sense of "in addition, also" deriving from the original meaning of "apart, separately" ( compare Old English prefix tō- ( “apart” ) ). More at to .
Explanation of too by Wordnet Dictionary
- Too adv. [The same word as to, prep. See To.]
1. Over; more than enough; -- noting excess; as, “a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high; too many; too much”.
His will, too strong to bend, too proud to learn. Cowley.
2. Likewise; also; in addition.
An honest courtier, yet a patriot too. Pope.
Let those eyes that view
The daring crime, behold the vengeance too. Pope.
Too too, a duplication used to signify great excess.
O that this too too solid flesh would melt. Shak.
Such is not Charles his too too active age. Dryden.
Syn. -- Also; likewise. See Also.
Definition of too by GCIDE Dictionary