- An example of into is someone working past their normal hours in a day to enter overtime hours.
- An example of into is walking through the front door of a house.
Into is defined as going from the outside to the inside.
- from the outside to the inside of; to the midst or depths of: walked into the house, jumped into the lake
- advancing or continuing to the midst of (a period of time): dancing far into the night
- to the form, substance, or condition of: turned into a swan, divided into parts
- so as to strike; against: to bump into a door
- to the work or activity of: to go into teaching
- in the direction of: the road leads into town
- Informal involved in, interested in, or concerned with: into yoga
- Arith. considered as a divisor of: 3 into 21 is 7
Origin of intoMiddle English from OE: see in and to
- To the inside or interior of: went into the house.
- a. To the activity or occupation of: recent college graduates who go into banking.b. To the condition, state, or form of: dishes breaking into pieces; changed into a butterfly.c. So as to be in or be included in: parties entering into an agreement; wrote a new character into the play.d. Informal Interested in or involved with: They are into vegetarianism.
- To a point within the limits of a period of time or extent of space: well into the week.
- In the direction of; toward: looked into the distance; pointed into the sky.
- Against: crashed into a tree.
- As a divisor of: The number 3 goes into 9 three times.
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