from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- preposition To the inside or interior of.
- preposition To the activity or occupation of.
- preposition To the condition, state, or form of.
- preposition So as to be in or be included in.
- preposition Informal Interested in or involved with.
- preposition To a point within the limits of a period of time or extent of space.
- preposition In the direction of; toward.
- preposition Against.
- preposition As a divisor of.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In and to; to and in: implying motion: used to express any relation, as of presence, situation, inclusion, etc., that is expressed by in, accompanied by the idea of motion or direction inward. Compare
- Of change of condition: after such verbs as pass, fall, grow, change, convert, transmute, etc. Into, as thus indicating change, may when used with an intransitive verb give it a transitive force: as, to
talka man into submission; to reason one's self into error.
- In: not implying motion: as, he fought into the Revolution.
- Unto; until. Compare
- Within, implying deficiency: as, the pole was long enough into a foot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- preposition To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
- preposition Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion
- preposition Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents
- preposition Indicating insertion.
- preposition Denoting inclusion.
- preposition Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- preposition Going
- preposition Going
Against, especially with forceor violence.
Of(when describing duration)
- preposition colloquial Intensely interested in or attracted to.
- preposition mathematics Taking distinct arguments to distinct values.
- preposition mathematics The operation of division, with the denominator expressed first.
- preposition Investigation of a subject.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I was panting from the exertion, the call was really more a strained grunting series of messages as we all but ran down the slope……..into the gun smoke…possibly into Hell!
They walk *into* the building they want to break into?
For the Workflow Geeks ... Rogers 2008
But he sent Robert there often, into that beautiful summer afternoon when Hank Bauer had leaped so high from the green diamond -- and the ball had _smacked _into his leather glove -- and the crowds went wild!
It is generally due to an inflammation of the Fallopian tubes which closes up the openings of the tubes into the womb, so that no more ova can pass _from_ the ovaries _through_ the tubes _into_ the womb.
Woman Her Sex and Love Life William J. Robinson
Although inrúpit means 'burst _into_,' the preposition is nevertheless required with the noun to express the place into which he burst.
Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles A First Latin Reader John [Editor] Kirtland
Who knows not, that Satan may, and has oft _transformed_ himself _into an angel of light_; his ministers into the form of inspired apostles; and his influences, almost indiscernibly similar to those of the Spirit of Jesus Christ?
A little boy puts my thoughts into words when he exclaims, "How steady the ground is!" and becomes a still more faithful interpreter of a wave-worn voyager's sensations when, a couple of hours later, he demands permission to get _out_ of his delicious little white bed that he may have the pleasure of getting _into_ it again.
Eating their way into the anti-entropy ... _into a state of matter which Russ and Greg had thought would resist all change_!
Empire Clifford D. Simak 1946
The irrevocable wrong that must blot her life had been committed; she had brought sorrow into the lives of others, into the lives that were knit up with hers by trust and love.
Must this, and that fair flower of Freedom which, despite the jeers of latter-day striplings, sprung from our fathers blood, must that too degenerate into a dusty quest of gold, into lawless lust with Hippomenes?
V. Of the Wings of Atalanta. William Edward Burghardt 1903