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Meaning of too by Wiktionary Dictionary



    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 .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /tuː/, X-SAMPA: /tu:/
    • ( US ) IPA: /tu/, X-SAMPA: /tu/
    • Rhymes: -uː
    • Homophone: two, to


    too ( not comparable )

    1. ( focus ) Likewise
    2. ( conjunctive ) also; in addition .
    3. ( degree ) To an excessive degree; over; more than enough .
    4. ( degree, colloquial ) To a high degree, very
      She doesn't talk too much .
      I'm not too sure about this .
    5. ( affirmation, colloquial ) used to contradict a negative assertion .
      You're not old enough yet .
      I am too!

    Usage notes


    See also



    • oot
    • OTO

Explanation of too by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

    2. too big
    3. in addition

    4. he has a Mercedes, too

    Definition of too by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.