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bicycle-built-for-two

  • noun a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
    tandem; tandem bicycle.
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eighty-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than eighty
    82; lxxxii.
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fifty-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than fifty
    lii; 52.
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forty-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than forty
    42; xlii.
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In two

  • asunder; into parts; in halves; in twain; as, cut in two.
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in two ways

  • adverb in a twofold manner
    doubly.
    • he was doubly wrong
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ninety-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than ninety
    92; xcii.
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One or two

  • a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number.
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Radical axis of two circles

  • (Geom.), the straight line perpendicular to the line joining their centers and such that the tangents from any point of it to the two circles shall be equal to each other.
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seventy-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than seventy
    lxxii; 72.
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sixty-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than sixty
    62; lxii.
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Space of two dimensions

  • extension which has length and breadth, but no thickness; a plane or curved surface.
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thirty-two

  • adjective satellite being two more than thirty
    32; xxxii.
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To have two strings to one's bow

  • to have a means or expedient in reserve in case the one employed fails.
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To put this and that (or two and two) together

  • to draw an inference; to form a correct conclusion.
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twenty-two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and one
    XXII; 22.
  • noun a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
    .22.
  • adjective satellite being two more than twenty
    xxii; 22.
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twenty-two pistol

  • noun a .22-caliber pistol
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twenty-two rifle

  • noun a .22-caliber rifle
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two dollar bill

  • noun a United States bill worth 2 dollars
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two dozen

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-three and one
    24; XXIV; twenty-four.
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two hundred

  • adjective satellite being ten more than one hundred ninety
    200; cc.
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two iron

  • noun long iron with a nearly vertical face
    midiron.
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two kettle

  • noun a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
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two times

  • adverb by a factor of two
    twofold.
    • the price increased twofold last year
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two weeks

  • noun a period of fourteen consecutive days
    fortnight.
    • most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight
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two year old

  • noun a racehorse that is two years old
    two year old.
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two-a-penny

  • adjective satellite of trifling worth
    twopenny-halfpenny; twopenny; tuppeny; threepenny; sixpenny.
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two-bagger

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    double; two-base hit; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
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two-base hit

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    double; two-base hit; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
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two-baser

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    double; two-base hit; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
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two-by-four

  • noun a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section
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two-capsuled

Two"-cap`suled adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Having two distinct capsules; bicapsular.
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two-chambered

  • adjective satellite consisting of two chambers
    bicameral.
    • the bicameral heart of a fish
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two-channel

  • adjective satellite designating sound transmission from two sources through two channels
    stereo; stereophonic.
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two-cleft

Two"-cleft` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Divided about half way from the border to the base into two segments; bifid.
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two-decker

Two"-deck`er noun
Definitions
  1. A vessel of war carrying guns on two decks.
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two-dimensional

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    planar.
  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; 2-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting
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two-dimensional figure

  • noun a two-dimensional shape
    plane figure.
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two-dimensionality

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    flatness; planeness.
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two-eared

  • adjective satellite having two ears
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two-edged

Two"-edged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having two edges, or edges on both sides; as, a two-edged sword.
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two-eyed violet

  • noun violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet
    Viola ocellata; heartsease.
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two-faced

  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
  • adjective satellite having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past
    Janus-faced.
    • Janus the two-faced god
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two-fold

  • adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; twofold; double; three-fold; threefold; dual.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  • adjective satellite twice as great or many
    double; twofold; doubled.
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase
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two-foot

Two"-foot` adjective
Definitions
  1. Measuring two feet; two feet long, thick, or wide; as, a two-foot rule.
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two-footed

  • adjective having two feet
    bipedal; biped.
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two-forked

Two"-forked` adjective
Definitions
  1. Divided into two parts, somewhat after the manner of a fork; dichotomous.
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two-grain spelt

  • noun hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
    starch wheat; emmer; Triticum dicoccum.
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two-hand

Two"-hand` adjective
Definitions
  1. Employing two hangs; as, the two-hand alphabet. See Dactylology.
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two-handed

  • adjective equally skillful with each hand
    ambidextrous.
    • an ambidextrous surgeon
  • adjective satellite requiring two hands or designed for two people
    bimanual.
    • a two-handed sledgehammer
    • a two-handed crosscut saw
    • a machine designed for bimanual operation
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Two"-hand`ed adjective
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  1. Having two hands; -- often used as an epithet equivalent to large, stout, strong, or powerful. "Two-handed sway." Milton.
  2. Used with both hands; as, a two-nanded sword.
    That two-handed engine [the sword]. Milton.
  3. Using either hand equally well; ambidextrous.
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two-handed backhand

  • noun a backhand shot made holding the racquet in both hands
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two-handed saw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; whipsaw; two-handed saw.
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two-hitter

  • noun a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits
    2-hitter.
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two-humped

  • adjective having two humps
    double-humped.
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two-hundredth

  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of two hundred in counting order
    200th.
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two-lane

  • adjective satellite having a lane for traffic in each direction
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two-leafed

  • adjective satellite having two leaves
    two-leafed.
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two-leaved

  • adjective satellite having two leaves
    two-leafed.
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two-lipped

  • adjective satellite having two lips
    bilabiate.
    • the corolla of a snapdragon is bilabiate
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Two"-lipped` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having two lips.
  2. (Bot.) Divided in such a manner as to resemble the two lips when the mouth is more or less open; bilabiate.
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two-lobed

  • adjective satellite having two lobes
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two-man saw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; whipsaw; two-handed saw.
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two-man tent

  • noun a tent designed for occupancy by two persons
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two-needled

  • adjective satellite (of conifers) having two needles
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two-note call

  • noun a birdcall having two notes
    • the two-note call of the cuckoo
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two-part

  • adjective satellite involving two parts or elements
    two-part; bipartite.
    • a bipartite document
    • a two-way treaty
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two-parted

Two"-part`ed adjective
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  1. (Biol.) Divided from the border to the base into two distinct parts; bipartite.
Two"-part`ed adjective
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  1. (Bot.) Divided from the border to the base into two distinct parts; bipartite.
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two-party

  • adjective satellite supported by both sides
    bipartisan; two-party; bipartizan.
    • a two-way treaty
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two-piece

  • noun a business suit consisting of a matching jacket and skirt or trousers
    lounge suit; two-piece.
  • noun a woman's very brief bathing suit
    bikini.
  • adjective (of clothing) made in or consisting of two parts or pieces
    • a two-piece swimsuit
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two-piece suit

  • noun a business suit consisting of a matching jacket and skirt or trousers
    lounge suit; two-piece.
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two-ply

  • adjective satellite having a thickness made up of two layers or strands
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Two"-ply` adjective
Definitions
  1. Consisting of two thicknesses, as cloth; double.
  2. Woven double, as cloth or carpeting, by incorporating two sets of warp thread and two of weft.
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two-pronged

  • adjective satellite having two prongs
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two-ranked

Two"-ranked` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Alternately disposed on exactly opposite sides of the stem so as to from two ranks; distichous.
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two-seater

  • noun an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
    runabout; roadster.
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two-sided

  • adjective capable of being reversed or used with either side out
    reversible.
    • a reversible jacket
  • adjective satellite having two sides or parts
    bilateral.
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Two"-sid`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Having two sides only; hence, double-faced; hypocritical.
  2. (Biol.) Symmetrical.
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two-spotted ladybug

  • noun red ladybug with a black spot on each wing
    Adalia bipunctata.
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two-step

  • noun a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
  • verb dance the two-step
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two-thirds

  • noun two of three equal parts of a divisible whole
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two-tier bid

  • noun a takeover bid where the acquirer offers to pay more for the shares needed to gain control than for the remaining shares
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two-time

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
    two-time.
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two-timer

  • noun someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; betrayer; double-dealer.
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two-timing

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
    two-time.
  • adjective satellite not faithful to a spouse or lover
    cheating; adulterous.
    • adulterous husbands and wives
    • a two-timing boyfriend
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two-toe

  • adjective satellite having two toes
    two-toe.
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two-toed

  • adjective satellite having two toes
    two-toe.
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two-toed anteater

  • noun squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur
    Cyclopes didactylus; silky anteater.
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two-toed sloth

  • noun a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
    Choloepus hoffmanni; unai; unau.
  • noun relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
    unai; Choloepus didactylus; unau.
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two-tongued

Two"-tongued` adjective
Definitions
  1. Double-tongued; deceitful. Sandys.
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two-way

  • adjective satellite supported by both sides
    bipartisan; two-party; bipartizan.
    • a two-way treaty
  • adjective satellite involving two parts or elements
    two-part; bipartite.
    • a bipartite document
    • a two-way treaty
  • adjective satellite operating or permitting operation in either of two opposite directions
    • a two-way valve
    • two-way traffic
    • two-way streets
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two-way street

  • noun a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions
    • you have to look both ways crossing a two-way street
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two-wheel

  • adjective of or relating to vehicles with two wheels
    two-wheel.
    • a two-wheeled cart
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two-wheeled

  • adjective of or relating to vehicles with two wheels
    two-wheel.
    • a two-wheeled cart
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two-wing flying fish

  • noun having only pectoral fins enlarged
    monoplane flying fish.
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two-winged insects

  • noun insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
    dipteron; dipteran; dipterous insect.
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two-year

  • adjective having a life cycle lasting two seasons
    biennial.
    • a biennial life cycle
    • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals
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two-year-old

  • adjective satellite two years of age
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two-year-old horse

  • noun a racehorse that is two years old
    two year old.
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