into
preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English intō, from 2in + to Date: before 12th century 1. — used as a function word to indicate entry, introduction, insertion, superposition, or inclusion <
came into the house
>
<
enter into an alliance
>
2. a. to the state, condition, or form of <
got into trouble
>
b. to the occupation, action, or possession of <
go into farming
>
c. involved with or interested in <
into hard drugs
>
<
into Latin epigrammatists
>
3. — used as a function word to indicate a period of time or an extent of space part of which is passed or occupied <
far into the night
>
4. in the direction of <
looking into the sun
>
5. to a position of contact with ; against <
ran into a wall
>
6. — used as a function word to indicate the dividend in division <
dividing 3 into 6 gives 2
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Into — In to, prep. [In + to.] To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications. [1913 Webster] 1. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • into — into, in to 1. Into is written as one word when the meaning is unified in expressing motion towards or to within a destination (He walked into a tree / She put her hand into his). However, when in and to retain their separate roles, it is… …   Modern English usage

  • Into — meaning, entering or changing form, may also refer to: *INTO University Partnerships, a British business *Into, an uncommon term for an injective function in mathematics * Into , an album by The Rasmus *Into, a male Finnish name *Into, used as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Into — Студийный альбом The Rasmus Дата выпуска 29 октября 2001 год Жанр Поп рок Длительность …   Википедия

  • Into — Studioalbum von The Rasmus Veröffentlichung 29. Oktober 2001 (in Europa), 20. Februar 2007 (in den USA) Label Warner Music Finland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Into — Álbum de The Rasmus Publicación 29 de Octubre de 2001 Grabación 2001 Género(s) Rock alternativo Duración 51 min …   Wikipedia Español

  • Into — Album par The Rasmus Sortie 29 Octobre 2001 (Europe, 20 Février 2007 ([USA]) Enregistrement Mai a Decembre 2000 Nord Studio, Stockholm Durée 39min et 54 s Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • into — O.E. into, originally in to. The word is a late O.E. development to replace the fading dative case inflections that formerly distinguished, for instance, in the house from into the house. To be into something, be intensely involved in, first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • into — in|to [ ıntə, ıntu, strong ıntu ] preposition *** 1. ) used for showing movement a ) entering a place, building, or vehicle: She got into her car and drove away. Hundreds of athletes marched into the stadium for the opening ceremony. I wandered… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • into — [[t]ɪntuː[/t]] ♦ (Pronounced [[t]ɪntuː[/t]] or [[t]ɪ̱ntuː[/t]], particularly before pronouns and for meaning 14.) 1) PREP If you put one thing into another, you put the first thing inside the second. Combine the remaining ingredients and put them …   English dictionary

  • into */*/*/ — strong UK [ˈɪntuː] / US [ˈɪntu] weak UK [ˈɪntə] / US / UK [ˈɪntʊ] / US preposition 1) used for showing movement a) entering a place, building, or vehicle Hundreds of athletes marched into the stadium for the opening ceremony. She got into her car …   English dictionary

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