to

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

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preposition

adverb


Nearby words

  1. tng,
  2. tng.,
  3. tnm staging,
  4. tnpk.,
  5. tnt,
  6. to a degree,
  7. to a fare-thee-well,
  8. to a fault,
  9. to a man,
  10. to a t

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

t.o.

turn over.

T.O.

or TO

telegraph office.
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British Dictionary definitions for to

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

the internet domain name for

Tonga
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Word Origin and History for to

to

prep.
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