- 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.
- 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 of toostressed form of to, with differentiated spelling, spelled
- 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 of tooMiddle English to, from Old English tō, to, furthermore; see de- in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: Some people object 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.
- (focus) Likewise.
- (conjunctive) Also; in addition.
- (degree) To an excessive degree; over; more than enough.
- (degree, colloquial) To a high degree, very.
- she doesn't talk too much; I'm not too sure about this
- (affirmation, colloquial) Used to contradict a negative assertion.
- You're not old enough yet. I am, too!
- When used in their senses as degree adverbs, very and too never modify verbs; very much and too much do instead.
- It is unusual but not unheard of for too in its senses of "likewise" or "also" to begin a sentence; when it does, though, it is invariably followed by a comma.
Middle English to (“also, in addition to"), from Old English tÅ (“furthermore, also, besides"), adverbial use of preposition tÅ (“to, into"). The sense of "in addition, also" deriving from the original meaning of "apart, separately" (compare Old English prefix tÅ- (“apart")). More at to.