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Webster 1913 Edition


Two

Two

(toō)
,
Adj.
[OE.
two
,
twa
, properly fem. & neut.,
twei
,
twein
,
tweien
, properly masc. (whence E.
twain
), AS.
twā
, fem. & neut.,
twēgen
, masc.,
tū
, neut.; akin to OFries.
twēne
, masc.,
twā
, fem. & neut., OS.
twēne
, masc.,
twā
, fem.,
twē
, neut., D.
twee
, OHG.
zwēne
,
zwō
,
zwei
, G.
zwei
, Icel.
tveir
,
tvær
,
tvau
, Sw.
två
, Dan.
to
, Goth.
twai
,
twōs
,
twa
; Lith.
du
, Russ.
dva
, Ir. & Gael.
da
, W.
dau
,
dwy
, L.
duo
, Gr.
δύο
, Skr.
dva
. √300. Cf.
Balance
,
Barouche
,
Between
,
Bi-
,
Combine
,
Deuce
two in cards,
Double
,
Doubt
,
Dozen
,
Dual
,
Duet
,
Dyad
,
Twain
,
Twelve
,
Twenty
,
Twice
,
Twilight
,
Twig
,
Twine
,
Noun.
,
Twist
.]
One and one; twice one.
Two great lights.”
Gen. i. 16.
Two black clouds.”
Milton.
Two is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, consisting of, or having, two parts, divisions, organs, or the like; as two-bladed, two-celled, two-eared, two-flowered, twohand, two-headed, two-horse, two-leafed or two-leaved, two-legged, two-lobed, two-masted, two-named, two-part, two-petaled, two-pronged, two-seeded, two-sided, two-story, two-stringed, two-toothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like.
One or two
,
a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number.

Two

,
Noun.
1.
The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects.
2.
A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.
In two
,
asunder; into two parts; in halves; in twain; as, cut in two.

Webster 1828 Edition


Two

TWO

,
Adj.
[L. duo.]
1.
One and one. Two similar horses used together, are called a span, or a pair.
2.
Two is used in composition; as in two-legged. Man is a two-legged animal.

Definition 2021


two

two

See also: two-

English

English numbers
20
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : two
    Ordinal : second
    Adverbial : twice
    Multiplier : double

Alternative forms

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)

Numeral

two

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••). Ordinal: second.
  2. Describing a set or group with two components.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      “[…] The two murders might have been done by one of the ryots who was dissatisfied over his assessment and thought he had a grievance. [].”

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

two (plural twos)

  1. The digit/figure 2.
    The number 2202 contains three twos.
  2. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
  3. A child aged two.
    This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
  4. The playing cards featuring two pips.

See also

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

Derived terms

Translations

See also

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: great · must · these · #88: two · us · before · see

Anagrams


Saterland Frisian

Saterland Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : two

Etymology

From Old Frisian twā. Compare North Frisian twäär, tou (Mooring), tau (Föhr-Amrum) and West Frisian twa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tvo/

Numeral

two

  1. two

Usage notes

  • two is the form used with feminine and neuter nouns; twäin is used for masculine nouns

See also