Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “into”

See all translations

into

preposition
 
 
/ˈɪntə, ˈɪntu/
IN A1 towards the inside or middle of something: Stop running around and get into bed! He's gone into a shop across the road.In and at
CHANGE A2 used to show when a person or thing changes from one form or condition to another: Peel the cucumber and chop it into small cubes. We're planning to turn the smallest bedroom into an office. Her last novel was translated into nineteen languages.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
ABOUT involving or about something: an investigation into the cause of the fire
TOWARDS B1 in the direction of something or someone: She was looking straight into his eyes.Direction of motionPoints of the compassDescribing movement towards
HIT B1 moving towards something or someone and hitting them: I backed the car into the garden wall.Hitting against objects accidentally and colliding
be into sth informal B1 to be very interested in something: Kate's really into classical music.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
DIVIDE used when dividing one number by another: What's 5 into 125?Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
(Definition of into from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “into” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More