too

adverb
\ ˈtü \

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 zippers and drawstring closures will keep your belongings safe, too. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Ditch the Commuter Tote in Favor of These Chic, Functional Work Bags," 3 Feb. 2019 Are your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers too high? Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Join Our 2019 Live Longer and Stronger Challenge," 1 Feb. 2019 Intel’s had an on-again, off-again relationship with communications, too. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel makes Bob Swan its permanent CEO, maintaining a slow, steady course away from the PC," 31 Jan. 2019 If that meant cutting itself off from international capital, too bad. Andrew Stuttaford, WSJ, "‘Bankers and Bolsheviks’ Review: The Red Ink of Red October," 22 Jan. 2019 Well too bad, because there’s no one working there to take your complaint. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "There's Nothing Stopping Robocalls During the Government Shutdown," 17 Jan. 2019 That would be too bad. Because of the basic dynamics of partisan politics, the resistance is dominated by progressive types who are instinctively alienating to people with conservative worldviews. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "There never were any “adults in the room”," 21 Dec. 2018 Greece’s conservative opposition party, New Democracy, has denounced the agreement for giving Macedonia too many concessions. Nektaria Stamouli, WSJ, "Greek Premier Narrowly Wins Confidence Vote," 16 Jan. 2019 Gun violence is an epidemic that's taking the lives of too many people, including the brightest hope for the future of America - our kids. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018

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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 \

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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