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 not-too-sweet Slate Sangria filled our glasses (actually mason jars) during our visit. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Brunch Punch: Slate in Orlando's Dr. Phillips neighborhood," 13 July 2018 Its nascent Twitter account, too, uses a line of attack centered on greed and price gouging, but does not acknowledge the site’s ties to the campaign. Lev Facher, STAT, "Read the fine print: N.J. senator sets up phony health news website to attack challenger Bob Hugin," 13 July 2018 But the location was a 90 minute drive each way, making the journey too difficult. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "‘It feels nice to be with other people who have been through it:’ At Camp Kangaroo, grieving kids come together to talk, reflect, and play," 14 July 2018 But the pain emanating from Victor Alicea was almost too much to bear, even for his wife, Elsa. Helen Ubiñas, Philly.com, "Families of homicide victims, bonded by love | Helen Ubiñas," 13 July 2018 This fee was deemed too high by Arsenal for a player who managed just one goal and one assist in 28 appearances last season, which led to his omission from the Germany squad for the World Cup. SI.com, "Max Meyer Could Move to Turkey After Being Rejected By Liverpool and Arsenal Due to Wage Demands," 13 July 2018 Other Democrats are saying it’s too late to back out now. Steve Harrison And Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "Why did council Democrats wait to oppose RNC? An inside look at Charlotte’s bid.," 13 July 2018 Amrabat returned to action too soon according to medical guidelines. Steven Goff, Houston Chronicle, "FIFA president: World Cup could expand to 48 teams in 2022, ahead of schedule," 13 July 2018 But if the harvest is too good, there might be a glut and prices will be depressed. The Aegis, "Roller coaster ride [Editorial]," 13 July 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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The first known use of too was before the 12th century

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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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