two
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English twa, two, from Old English twā (feminine & neuter); akin to Old English twēgen two (masculine), (neuter), Old High German zwēne, Latin duo, Greek dyo Date: before 12th century 1. being one more than one in number 2. being the second — used postpositively <
section two of the instructions
>
II. pronoun, plural in construction Date: before 12th century 1. two countable individuals not specified <
only two were found
>
2. a small approximate number of indicated things <
only a shot or two were fired
>
III. noun (plural twos) Date: 13th century 1. — see number table 2. the second in a set or series <
the two of spades
>
3. a 2-dollar bill 4. something having two units or members

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  • Two — (t[=oo]), a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. tw[=a], fem. & neut., tw[=e]gen, masc., t[=u], neut.; akin to OFries. tw[=e]ne, masc., tw[=a], fem. & neut., OS. tw[=e]ne, masc., tw[=a] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • two — [tu:] number [: Old English; Origin: twa] 1.) the number 2 ▪ I ll be away for almost two weeks. ▪ We have to be there by two (=two o clock) . ▪ His family moved to Australia when he was two (=two years old) . 2.) in twos in groups of two people… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Two — Two, n. 1. The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii. [1913 Webster] {In two}, asunder; into parts; in halves; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • two — [ tu ] number *** the number 2 put two and two together to guess what is happening or what something means based on what you have seen or heard that makes two of us INFORMAL used for telling someone that you are in the same situation they are: I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • two — UK US /tuː/ number ● two plus two equals five Cf. two plus two equals five …   Financial and business terms

  • TWO — steht für: Tibetan Welfare Office Technische Werke Osning Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • two — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA or BETWEEN TWO FIRES, TWO CENTS, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, CUT BOTH WAYS or CUT TWO WAYS, HAVE TWO STRIKES AGAINST ONE, IN TWO, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, PUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two — See: BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA or BETWEEN TWO FIRES, TWO CENTS, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, CUT BOTH WAYS or CUT TWO WAYS, HAVE TWO STRIKES AGAINST ONE, IN TWO, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, PUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two — /tooh/, n. 1. a cardinal number, 1 plus 1. 2. a symbol for this number, as 2 or II. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with two pips. 5. in two, into two separate parts, as halves: A… …   Universalium

  • Two — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Two (значения). Two …   Википедия

  • Two — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Two », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) En anglais, two désigne le chiffre 2. Art et… …   Wikipédia en Français

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