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to (preposition)
1.
a) - used as a function word to indicate movement or an action or condition suggestive of movement toward a place, person, or thing reached drove to the city went back to the original idea went to lunch
b) - used as a function word to indicate direction a mile to the south turned his back to the door a tendency to silliness
c) - used as a function word to indicate contact or proximity applied polish to the table put her hand to her heart
d) (1) - used as a function word to indicate the place or point that is the far limit 100 miles to the nearest town
(2) - used as a function word to indicate the limit of extent stripped to the waist
e) - used as a function word to indicate relative position perpendicular to the floor
2.
a) - used as a function word to indicate purpose, intention, tendency, result, or end came to our aid drink to his health
b) - used as a function word to indicate the result of an action or a process broken all to pieces go to seed to their surprise, the train left on time
3.
- used as a function word to indicate position or relation in time: as
a) - before five minutes to five
b) - till from eight to five up to now
4.
- used as a function word to indicate addition, attachment, connection, belonging, possession, accompaniment, or response the key to the door danced to live music comes to her call
5.
- used as a function word (1) to indicate the extent or degree (as of completeness or accuracy) loyal to a man generous to a fault or the extent and result (as of an action or a condition) beaten to death (2) to indicate the last or an intermediate point of a series moderate to cool temperatures
6.
a) - used as a function word (1) to indicate a relation to one that serves as a standard inferior to her earlier works (2) to indicate similarity, correspondence, dissimilarity, or proportion compared him to a god
b) - used as a function word to indicate agreement or conformity add salt to taste to my knowledge
c) - used as a function word to indicate a proportion in terms of numbers or quantities 400 to the box odds of ten to one
7.
a) - used as a function word (1) to indicate the application of an adjective or a noun agreeable to everyone attitude to friends title to the property (2) to indicate the relation of a verb to its complement or to a complementary element refers to the traditions (3) to indicate the receiver of an action or the one for which something is done or exists gives a dollar to the man and often used with a reflexive pronoun to indicate exclusiveness (as of possession) or separateness had the house to themselves
b) - used as a function word to indicate agency falls to his opponent's blows
8.
- used as a function word to indicate that the following verb is an infinitive wants to go and often used by itself at the end of a clause in place of an infinitive suggested by the preceding context knows more than she seems to
to (adverb)
1.
a) - used as a function word to indicate direction toward run to and fro
b) close to the wind - the gale having gone over, we came to R. H. Dana
2.
a) into contact especially with the frame - used of a door or a window the door snapped to
b) - used as a function word to indicate physical application or attachment he … hath set to his seal John 3:33(Authorized Version)
3.
- used as a function word to indicate application or attention will stand to Shakespeare
4.
to a state of consciousness or awareness - brings her to with smelling salts
5.
at hand - by get to see 'em close to Richard Llewellyn
TO (abbreviation)
1.
table of organization
2.
traditional orthography
3.
turnover
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
to (preposition)
earlier than
SYNONIMS:
afore, ahead of, ere, fore ( 'fore), of, previous to, prior to, to
RELATED WORDS:
till, until, up to
NEAR ANTONYMS:
next, next to, since
after, following
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