into

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English intō, equivalent to in +‎ to.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (stressed)
  • (unstressed, before consonants) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.tə/
  • (unstressed, before vowels) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.tʊ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧to

Preposition[edit]

into

  1. Going inside (of).
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
      He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1-0 Tottenham”, BBC Sport:
      This time Cudicini was left helpless when Natcho stepped up to expertly curl the ball into the top corner.
    Mary danced into the house.
  2. Going to a geographic region.
    we left the house and walked into the street;  the plane flew into the open air
  3. Against, especially with force or violence.
    The car crashed into the tree;  I wasn't careful, and walked into a wall
  4. Producing, becoming.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30: 
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. Charging school fees is illegal, and so is sorting pupils into ability groups by streaming or setting.
    I carved the piece of driftwood into a sculpture of a whale.   Right before our eyes, Jake turned into a wolf!
  5. After the start of.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
    About 20 minutes into the flight, the pilot reported a fire on board.
  6. (colloquial) Intensely interested in or attracted to.
    she's really into Shakespeare right now;  I'm so into you!
  7. (mathematics) Taking distinct arguments to distinct values.
    The exponential function maps the set of real numbers into itself.
  8. (UK, archaic, India, mathematics) Expressing the operation of multiplication.[1]
    Five into three is fifteen.
  9. (mathematics) Expressing the operation of division, with the denominator given first. Usually with "goes".
    Three into two won't go.
    24 goes into 48 how many times?
  10. Investigating the subject.
    Call for research into pesticides blamed for vanishing bees.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “into” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Bounded landmarks", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: in‧to
  • IPA(key): [ˈin̪t̪o̞]

Noun[edit]

into

  1. Eagerness, enthusiasm.
    odottaa innolla (+ partitive) = to look forward to
  2. Passion, fervour/fervor, ardour/ardor.
  3. Zeal, fanaticism.

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Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intus

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into

  1. in (surrounded by)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of in and

Preposition[edit]

intō

  1. into