to

[ too; unstressed too, tuh ]
/ tu; unstressed tʊ, tə /

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preposition

adverb

Idioms

    to and fro. fro(def 2).

Origin of to

before 900; Middle English, Old English tō; cognate with Dutch te, toe, German zu
Can be confusedto too two

Definition for to (2 of 3)

t.o.


turn over.

Definition for to (3 of 3)

T.O.

or TO


telegraph office.
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British Dictionary definitions for to (1 of 2)

to

1
/ (tuː, unstressed before a vowel , unstressed before a consonant ) /

preposition

adverb

towards a fixed position, esp (of a door) closed

Word Origin for to

Old English tō; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon to, Old High German zuo, Latin do- as in dōnec until

British Dictionary definitions for to (2 of 2)

to

2

the internet domain name for

Tonga
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Word Origin and History for to

to


prep.
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