: besides, also
sell the house and furniture too
: to an excessive degree : excessively
too large a house for us
: to such a degree as to be regrettable
this time he has gone too far
: very
didn't seem too interested
: so sense 2d
"I didn't do it." "You did too."

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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Word History


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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“Too.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/too. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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