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Definition of Into


  1. To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
  2. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
  3. Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment.
  4. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition.
  5. Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words.
  6. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes'into; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced into error and folly.

Into Translations

into in Afrikaans is op, per, in, binne
into in Dutch is in, te, per, binnen
into in French is dans
into in German is hinein, in [... hinein], in, in
into in Hungarian is bele, -be, -ba
into in Italian is negli
into in Latin is in
into in Norwegian is inn i, til
into in Portuguese is em
into in Spanish is en, por
into in Swedish is in, till