too

adverb
\ ˈtü How to pronounce too (audio) \

Definition of too

1 : besides, also sell the house and furniture too
2a : to an excessive degree : excessively too large a house for us
b : to such a degree as to be regrettable this time he has gone too far
c : very didn't seem too interested
3 : so sense 2d "I didn't do it." "You did too."

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Examples of too in a Sentence

Too, Uncle Jake's hair was still a hard, young, brown color whereas Father's was full of pleasant gray streaks. — Peter Taylor, The Old Forest and Other Stories, 1985 The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it. — Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, 1884 "My dear Jane!" exclaimed Elizabeth, "you are too good. Your sweetness and disinterestedness are really angelic; I do not know what to say to you." — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813 We are selling the house and the furniture too. He saw something, and she saw it too. I want to go too! The soup is too hot. The offer was too good to refuse. This shirt is way too big for me. She is much too young to be watching this movie. You gave me too many cards. I have too much to do. He works much too hard.
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The mold growth has burrowed too deep into the particle board and needs to be thrown away, according to Purdue University. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How to Remove Mold From Wood Furniture and Particle Board," 9 Apr. 2019 Bullets are too costly, as are parts for his getaway car. Kejal Vyas, WSJ, "Rationed Bullets, Worthless Money: Tough Times for Venezuelan Thugs," 15 Mar. 2019 If installing custom quartz throughout is too costly, consider mixing it up. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Countertops," 11 Feb. 2019 American royals are fans too, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé among them. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Delvaux, the Brand Beloved by Belgian Royals and Lady Gaga Alike, Lands in NYC," 21 Mar. 2019 Palvin reacted to her new Angel status on social media, too. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dylan Sprouse Congratulates Girlfriend, Barbara Palvin on Becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel," 15 Mar. 2019 Catherine left her stylish imprint on interiors, too, and even costume design. Penelope Rowlands, ELLE Decor, "Designer Alessandra Branca's New Private Client Atelier by the Seine," 15 Mar. 2019 Thankfully, none of these incidents appear to have caused her too much harm. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Former 'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Admits She Had a Scary Fall and 'Busted' Her Knees," 12 Mar. 2019 The Atacama is ideal for another kind of space research, too. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "A Rover Finds Life in Mars-Like Barrenness in South America," 28 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of too

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

History and Etymology for too

Middle English, from Old English to, too — more at to

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too

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of too

: in addition
: more than what is wanted, needed, acceptable, possible, etc.
: to a high degree or extent : very or extremely

too

adverb
\ ˈtü How to pronounce too (audio) \

Kids Definition of too

1 : in addition : also I'm a student too.
2 : to a greater than wanted or needed degree The load was too heavy.
3 : very entry 1 sense 1 He's not too upset.

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