two

two
cardinal number equivalent to the sum of one and one; one less than three; 2. (Roman numeral: ii or II.)
Phrases
put two and two together draw an obvious conclusion from what is known or evident.
that makes two of us informal that is true of me also.
two by two (or two and two) side by side in pairs.
two can play at that game informal used to assert that one is equally capable of copying another's strategy, to their disadvantage.
two cents (or two cents' worth) N. Amer. informal an unsolicited opinion.
two's company, three's a crowd two people, especially lovers, should be left alone together.
Derivatives
twofold adjective & adverb
Origin
OE twā (fem. and neut.) of Gmc origin.

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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-up — is a traditional Australian gambling game, involving a designated Spinner throwing two coins into the air. Players gamble on whether the coins will fall with both heads up, both tails up, or with one coin a head, and one a tail (known as Odds ).… …   Wikipedia

  • Two of Us — may refer to:Film* Two of Us (1987 film) , a BBC Television film * The Two of Us (1967 film) , a French movie directed by Claude BerriTelevision* Just the Two of Us , a British reality show * Two of Us (2000 television) : the title of a 2000 VH1… …   Wikipedia

  • two — ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one less than three; 2. (Roman numeral: ii or II.) ● put two and two together Cf. ↑put two and two together ● two by two (or two and two) Cf. ↑two by two …   English terms dictionary

  • two — [to͞o] adj. [ME two, tu < OE twa, fem. & neut., tu, neut., akin to Ger zwei < IE base * dwōu , two > L duo, two, Gr duo, Sans dvau] totaling one more than one n. 1. the cardinal number between one and three; 2; II 2. any two people or… …   English World dictionary

  • Two of Us — Chanson par The Beatles extrait de l’album Let It Be Sortie 8 mai 1970 Enregistrement 31 janvier 1969 Apple Studios Durée 3:33 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Two of Us — Исполнитель The Beatles Альбом Let It Be Дата выпуска 8 мая 1970 Дата записи …   Википедия

  • two — O.E. twa, fem. and neut. form of twegen two (see TWAIN (Cf. twain)), from P.Gmc. *twai (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. twene, twa, O.N. tveir, tvau, Du. twee, O.H.G. zwene, zwo, Ger. zwei, Goth. twai), from PIE *duwo (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • two — two; two·fold·ness; two·ling; two·ness; two·pence; two·some; two·fer; two·pen·ny; …   English syllables

  • 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

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