\ 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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Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda are having a hard time with that one, too. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Late Night Is a Pitch-Perfect Workplace Comedy," 7 June 2019 This was either on account of a train door not closing properly or of there being too much other traffic on the line: the conductor couldn’t quite keep his story straight. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A D Day Journey in the Spirit of A. J. Liebling," 7 June 2019 But collaboration on beneficial AI is essential too. Christian Science Monitor, "Technology," 7 June 2019 Renard is a towering force, standing 6-foot-2, and has a big personality, too. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Women’s World Cup 2019: 11 players to watch beyond the United States," 6 June 2019 The city’s limits are meant in part to ease traffic jams, and also to avoid adding too much pollution to the city’s air. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Tesla’s China plans draw scrutiny from state media," 6 June 2019 Early last year, Thurman told The New York Times that she, too, had been assaulted by Weinstein, and that her relationship with Tarantino had suffered as a result. Irina Aleksander, Vogue, "Margot Robbie on Quentin Tarantino, Marriage, and the One Word She Hates Being Called," 6 June 2019 Jones' mother has been in a mental institution for more than two decades with schizophrenia, and the defense called several experts to suggest Jones had the mental illness too, but it was never diagnosed. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "Dad guilty of killing 5 kids faces possible death sentence," 5 June 2019 As the rate of new measles cases in New York City has slowed, so too has the momentum behind a legislative bill in Albany that would repeal the religious exemption to New York’s school vaccination requirements. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Bill Ending Religious Exemptions on Vaccines Stalls in Albany," 5 June 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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The first known use of too was before the 12th century

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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


\ 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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