in·to | \ ˈin-(ˌ)tü , -tə \

Definition of into 

1 used as a function word to indicate entry, introduction, insertion, superposition, or inclusion came into the houseenter into an alliance

2a : 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 sports not into her music

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

Examples of into in a Sentence

She came into the room. a medicine injected into the bloodstream Please put the bowl into the sink. They were heading into town. He jumped into the pool. She was just staring into space.
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First Known Use of into

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for into

Middle English, from Old English intō, from in entry 2 + to

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The first known use of into was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of into

: to or toward the inside of (something)

: in the direction of (something)

—used to describe hitting or touching something or someone

in·to | \ ˈin-tə , -tü \

Kids Definition of into

1 : to the inside of I ran into the house.

2 : to the state, condition, position, or form of She got into mischief. Cut the cake into pieces. It slipped into place.

3 : so as to hit : against He ran into the wall.

4 : in the direction of Don't look into the sun.

5 used to indicate division Two goes into six three times.

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