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See also: Into, INTO, intő, -into, and in-to

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old English intō, equivalent to in +‎ to.

PronunciationEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

into

  1. Going inside (of).
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in 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”, in 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; indicates transition into another form or substance.
    • 2002, Matt Cyr, Something to Teach Me: Journal of an American in the Mountains of Haiti, Educa Vision, Inc., →ISBN, 25:
      His English is still in its beginning stages, like my Creole, but he was able to translate some Creole songs that he's written into English—not the best English, but English nonetheless.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, in 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, in 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) 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. (Britain, 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 (of).
    Call for research into pesticides blamed for vanishing bees.

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TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “into”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  • 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

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *inþōn- or *inþiōn-, compare Old Swedish inna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈinto/, [ˈint̪o̞]
  • Hyphenation: in‧to

NounEdit

into

  1. eagerness, enthusiasm
    odottaa innolla (+ partitive) = to look forward to
  2. passion, fervour/fervor, ardour/ardor
  3. zeal, fanaticism

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of into (Kotus type 1/valo, nt-nn gradation)
nominative into innot
genitive innon intojen
partitive intoa intoja
illative intoon intoihin
singular plural
nominative into innot
accusative nom. into innot
gen. innon
genitive innon intojen
partitive intoa intoja
inessive innossa innoissa
elative innosta innoista
illative intoon intoihin
adessive innolla innoilla
ablative innolta innoilta
allative innolle innoille
essive intona intoina
translative innoksi innoiksi
instructive innoin
abessive innotta innoitta
comitative intoineen

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LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of inte (in) + o (the, singular masculine definite article).

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

into

  1. in the (+ a masculine name in the singular)
    • 1984, Fabrizio De André (lyrics), Mauro Pagani (music), “Sinàn Capudàn Pascià”, in Crêuza de mä [Muletrack by the sea] (in Ligurian), performed by Fabrizio De André:
      Into mêzo do mâ gh'è 'n péscio tondo / che, quando o vedde e brutte, o va 'nscio fondo
      In the middle of the sea is a round fish, that goes to the bottom when things turn ugly

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NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin intus

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

into

  1. in (surrounded by)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of in and

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

intō

  1. into

XhosaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

înto class 9 (plural ízínto class 10)

  1. thing

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


YemsaEdit

NounEdit

into

  1. mother

ReferencesEdit

  • David Appleyard, Beja as a Cushitic language, in Egyptian and Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) Studies: In Memoriam W. Vycichl (Yem into "mother")