- Too is defined as also or in addition. It can also refer to something done to an excessive degree.
- An example of too is when you also want to go along with your friends.
- An example of too is when you eat more than you should.
too definition by Webster's New World
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- in addition; as well; besides; also
- more than enough; superfluously; overly: the hat is too big
- to a regrettable extent: that's too bad!
- extremely; very: it was just too delicious!
Origin: stressed form of to, with differentiated spelling, spelled
too definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- In addition; also: He's coming along too.
- More than enough; excessively: She worries too much.
- To a regrettable degree: My error was all too apparent.
- Very; extremely; immensely: He's only too willing to be of service.
- Informal Indeed; so: You will too do it!
Origin: Middle English to, from Old English tō, to, furthermore; see de- in Indo-European roots.Usage Note: Some language critics have objected to the use of not too as an equivalent of not very, as in She was not too pleased with the results. In many contexts this construction is entirely idiomatic and should pass without notice: It wasn't too long ago that deregulation was being hailed as the savior of the savings and loan industry. It was not too bright of them to build in an area where rock slides occur. In these cases not too adds a note of ironic understatement. • Negation of too by can't may sometimes lead to ambiguities, as in You can't check your child's temperature too often, which may mean either that the temperature should be checked only occasionally or that it should be checked as frequently as possible. • Too meaning “in addition” or “also” is sometimes used to introduce a sentence: There has been a cutback in federal subsidies. Too, rates have been increasing. There is nothing grammatically wrong with this usage, but some critics consider it awkward.