see also: INTO
    • (British) IPA: /ˈɪn.tuː/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈɪn.tu/
  • (unstressed) IPA: /ˈɪn.tə/
  • (unstressed) IPA: /ˈɪn.tʊ/
  1. Going inside (of).
    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.
    • 2002, Matt Cyr, Something to Teach Me: Journal of an American in the Mountains of Haiti, Educa Vision, Inc., ISBN 1584321385, gbooks quEn9UyekEgC:
      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.
    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.
    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. (British, archaic, India, mathematics) Expressing the operation of multiplication.
    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.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: en
  • German: in
  • Italian: in
  • Russian: в
  • Spanish: en
  • Italian: di
Translations Translations
  • German: auf
  • Italian: in
  • Russian: на
  • Italian: in
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Irish National Teachers' Organisation

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