English - Etymology
Middle English to (“also, in addition to”), from Old English tō (“furthermore, also, besides”), adverbial use of preposition tō (“to, into”). The sense of "in addition, also" deriving from the original meaning of "apart, separately" (compare Old English prefix tō- (“apart”)). More at to.
English - Pronunciation
English - Adverb
- (focus) Likewise.
(conjunctive) Also; in addition.
1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
- They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too.
- 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
- (degree) To an excessive degree; over; more than enough.
- (degree, colloquial) To a high degree, very.
- (affirmation, colloquial) Used to contradict a negative assertion.
- When used in their senses as degree adverbs, very and too never modify verbs; very much and too much do instead.
- It is unusual but not unheard of for too in its senses of "likewise" or "also" to begin a sentence; when it does, though, it is invariably followed by a comma.
- (likewise, also): as well, along with
- (over, more than enough): excessively, extremely, overmuch, unnecessarily