into

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

English

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Etymology

From Old English intō, equivalent to Lua error in Module:compound/templates at line 63: The |lang= parameter is not used by this template. Place the language code in parameter 1 instead..

Pronunciation

Preposition

into

  1. Going inside (of).
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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    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.
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      “[…] 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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Translations

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References

  1. ^ “into”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, 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

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Finnish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

into

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

Declension

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
Possessive forms of into (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person intoni intomme
2nd person intosi intonne
3rd person intonsa

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Ligurian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Contraction

into

  1. in the (+ a masculine name in the singular)
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      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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Neapolitan

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Preposition

into

  1. in (surrounded by)

Old English

Etymology

Compound of in and

Pronunciation

Preposition

intō

  1. into

Xhosa

Pronunciation

Noun

înto class 9 (plural ízínto class 10)

  1. thing

Inflection

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Yemsa

Noun

into

  1. mother

References

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