\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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For those of us in the pews there was none of the sadness and anguish that accompanies the leaving of a soul gone too soon, or tragically. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "History Gives George Bush His Due," 6 Dec. 2018 This should not have happened because the bunch should have been too spread out. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Single-beam laser becomes multi-beam laser by kicking electrons," 5 Dec. 2018 But phones connect via Wi-Fi as well as cellular, and the Snapdragon 855 makes improvements here, too. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 Cause some of them spend their nights cursing their wombs Over handfuls of pregnancies ended too soon. Halsey, Glamour, "Halsey Has a Poem With a Powerful Message for All Women: 'Be Inconvenient'," 11 Nov. 2018 But House Democratic leaders probably don’t want to take up such a potentially explosive issue too soon after finally clawing back a modicum of power in Trump’s Washington. Dylan Scott, Vox, "What the new Democratic House majority might actually pass on health care," 7 Nov. 2018 People often bop around a lot more on vacation too, which quickly adds up and is part of why vacations can be so pricey. Alexandra Brown, SELF, "7 Steps I Took to Afford Taking a Year Off to Travel the World," 21 Nov. 2018 That case was eventually dismissed after Congress gave AT&T and other telecom companies retroactive immunity under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008; similar lawsuits floundered, too. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "The Snowden Legacy, part one: What’s changed, really?," 21 Nov. 2018 Traffic bottlenecks, too, should ease once the demolition of the old airport is complete. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York's Airports Are Getting Billion-Dollar Makeovers—But What Will They Actually Change?," 21 Nov. 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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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


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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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