Webster 1913 Edition
To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; – following verbs expressing motion;
intothe house; go
intothe church; one stream falls or runs
intoanother; water enters
intothe fine vessels of plants.
Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents;
as, to look
intoa letter or book; to look
as, to infuse more spirit or animation.
as, put these ideas.
Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another;
as, compound substances may be resolved
intoothers which are more simple; ice is convertible
intowater, and water
intovapor; men are more easily drawn than forced
intocompliance; we may reduce many distinct substances
intoone mass; men are led by evidence
intobelief of truth, and are often enticed
intothe commission of crimes; she burst
intotears; children are sometimes frightened
intofits; all persons are liable to be seduced
intoerror and folly.
Webster 1828 Edition
IN'TO, prep. [in and to.] Noting entrance or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts. It follows verbs expressing motion. Come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another. Water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
1.Noting penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to it. Look into a letter or book; look into an apartment.
2.Noting insertion. Infuse more spirit or animation into the composition.
3.Noting mixture. Put other ingredients into the compound.
4.Noting inclusion. Put these ideas into other words.
5.Noting the passing of a thing from one form or state to another. 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 reduce many distinct substances into one mass. We are led by evidence into belief of truth. Men are often enticed into the commission of crimes. Children are sometimes frightened into fits, and we are all liable to be seduced into error and folly.