1
: besides, also
sell the house and furniture too
2
a
: 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."

Example Sentences

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web And Chaulet has kept an eye on things too, offering VIP visitors his own three- and four-hour tours. Jay Cheshes, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 Hospitalizations are also up among babies, especially among those too young to be vaccinated. Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2022 Werber, too, enjoys mixing ephemeral blooms with timeless pieces. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2022 The team has released wide receiver Andre Baccellia. Kenny Dillingham too young for Arizona State job? Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2022 Styles tend to go quickly when there’s a sale going on, so don’t wait around too long to shop the best styles. Jake Smith, Glamour, 28 Nov. 2022 Not too long after, Rebecca -- who has a law degree with a focus in cybersecurity from Cleveland State University -- decided to put her tech-savvy background to use by posting some of their quilts on social media, garnering them a lot of attention. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2022 Brown said the lines weren't too long at the Walmart in Cabot where her family shopped this year. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2022 But first, don't let those leftovers linger around too long. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 25 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of too was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Too.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/too. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

too

adverb
1
: in addition : also
sell the house and the furniture too
2
: to a degree greater than wanted or needed
the soup is too hot
this has gone on too long
3
: very entry 2 sense 1
the climb was not too hard

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