- in addition; also; furthermore; moreover: young, clever, and rich too.
- to an excessive extent or degree; beyond what is desirable, fitting, or right: too sick to travel.
- more, as specified, than should be: too near the fire.
- (used as an affirmative to contradict a negative statement): I am too!
- extremely; very: She wasn't too pleased with his behavior.
- only too. only(def 10).
Origin of too
Related Words for toofurther, more, very, ever, unduly, exceptionally, overly, awfully, remarkably, highly, extremely, immensely, likewise, besides, additionally, along, furthermore, moreover, withal, beyond
- as well; in addition; alsocan I come too?
- in or to an excessive degree; more than a fitting or desirable amountI have too many things to do
- extremelyyou're too kind
- US and Canadian informal indeed: used to reinforce a commandyou will too do it!
- too right! British, Australian and NZ certainly; indeed
Word Origin for too
"in addition, in excess," late Old English, stressed variant of Old English prep. to "in the direction of, furthermore" (see to). The spelling with -oo is first recorded 1590. Use after a verb, for emphasis (e.g. did, too!) is attested from 1914. German zu unites the senses of English to and too. Slang too-too "excessive in social elegance" first recorded 1881. Too much "excellent" first recorded 1937 in jazz slang.
In addition to the idioms beginning with too
- too bad
- too big for one's britches
- too close for comfort
- too close to call
- too good to be true
- too little, too late
- tool up
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- too much of a good thing
- carry too far
- (too) close to home
- eat one's cake and have it, too
- go too far
- irons in the fire, too many
- life is too short
- none too
- not (too) bad
- only too
- speak too soon
- spread oneself too thin
- take on (too much)