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two Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  2. noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  3. adjective satellite being one more than one
    ii; 2.
    • he received two messages

Two adjective
OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. twa, fem. & neut., twgen, masc., t, neut.; akin to OFries. twne, masc., twa, fem. & neut., OS. twne, masc., twa, fem., tw, neut., D. twee, OHG. zwne, zw, zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tvær, tvau, Sw. två, Dan. to, Goth. twai, tws, twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr. , Skr. dva. . Cf. Balance, Barouche, Between, Bi-, Combine, Deuce two in cards, Double, Doubt, Dozen, Dual, Duet, Dyad, Twain, Twelve, Twenty, Twice, Twilight, Twig, Twine, n., Twist.
  1. 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-foothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like.
Two noun
  1. The sum of 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.

Webster 1913

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