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Definitions of Into

  1. Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes'into; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced into error and folly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; - following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To the inside of; denoting passage inwards; as, he came into the room. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Noting passage inwards: noting the passage of a thing from one state to another: (B.) often used for UNTO. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Denoting passage inwards. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To and in; to the inside of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A word which denotes entrance or passage inwards; denoting the passing from one state or form to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Into

  1. " I got us into this," he said. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. Take the matter into the head: try the case there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
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