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two

 (to͞o)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to the sum of 1 + 1.
2. The second in a set or sequence.
3. Something having two parts, units, or members, especially a playing card, the face of a die, or a domino with two pips.
4. A two-dollar bill.
Idiom:
in two
Into two separate parts; in half: cut the sandwich in two.

[Middle English, from Old English twā; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

two adj. & pron.

two

(tuː)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one. It is a prime number. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 2, II, (ii), etc, representing this number
3. (Music, other) music the numeral 2 used as the lower figure in a time signature, indicating that the beat is measured in minims
4. something representing, represented by, or consisting of two units, such as a playing card with two symbols on it
5. Also called: two o'clock two hours after noon or midnight
6. in two in or into two parts: break the bread in two.
7. put two and two together to make an inference from available evidence, esp an obvious inference
8. that makes two of us the same applies to me
determiner
a. amounting to two: two nails.
b. (as pronoun): he bought two.
[Old English twā (feminine); related to Old High German zwā, Old Norse tvau, Latin, Greek duo]

two

(tu)

n., pl. twos,
adj. 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.
adj.
4. amounting to two in number.
Idioms:
1. in two, into two separate parts, as halves.
2. put two and two together, to reach the correct and obvious conclusion.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English twā (feminine and neuter; compare twain); c. Old Frisian twā, Old High German zwā, zwō, Old Norse tveir, Gothic twai; akin to Latin duo, Greek dýo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.two - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this numbertwo - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
craps, snake eyes - expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome, brace, pair, span, yoke, couple - two items of the same kind
2.two - one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
Adj.1.two - being one more than onetwo - being one more than one; "he received two messages"
2, ii
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

two

determiner
Related words
adjectives binary, double, dual
combining forms bi-, di-

two

noun
Two items of the same kind together:
Translations
اِثْنانالرَّقم 2العدد 2سَنَتان من العُمْرعُمْرُه سنتان
две
dosdues
dvědvojkadvouletýdvadva roky
tototal
du
kaks
kaksikakkonen
dvadvojka
kétkettõkettő
dua
tveirtvöí einu, á sama tímatværtveggja ára
2
dudvejetasdvejų metųdvejų metų amžiusdvi
dividivu gadu vecumsdivus gadus vecsdivgadīgs
doidouă
dvedvadva rokydvaja
dvedvojka
два
tvåtvåa
สอง
ikiiki yaşiki yaşında
двадвійка
hai

two

[tuː]
A. ADJdos
B. Ndos m
to break sth in tworomper algo en dos, partir algo por la mitad
two by two; in twosde dos en dos
to arrive in twos and threesllegar dos o tres a la vez
that makes two of usya somos dos
they're/you're two of a kindson/sois tal para cual
to put two and two togetheratar cabos
two's company, three's a crowddos son compañía, tres son multitud
see five for usage

two

[ˈtuː] numdeux
She's two → Elle a deux ans.
two by two → deux par deux
in twos → deux par deux
to put two and two together (fig)faire une suppositiontwo-bit [ˈtuːbɪt] adj (mainly US)de pacotilletwo-bits [ˌtuːˈbɪts] npl (US)25 cents mpltwo-dimensional two dimensional [ˌtuːdaɪˈmɛnʃənəl] adj
[object, drawing] → à deux dimensions, bidimensionnel(le)
(fig) [characters] → sans profondeurtwo-door [ˌtuːˈdɔːr] adj [car] → à deux portestwo-faced [ˌtuːˈfeɪst] adj [person] → hypocrite

two

adjzwei; to break/cut something in twoetw in zwei Teile brechen/schneiden; two by two, in twoszwei und zwei, zu zweit, zu zweien; in twos and threesimmer zwei oder drei (Leute) auf einmal; two minds with but a single thought (prov)zwei Seelen - ein Gedanke; to put two and two together (fig)seine Schlüsse ziehen, zwei und zwei zusammenzählen; to put two and two together and make fiveeinen Fehlschluss or einen falschen Schluss ziehen; two’s company, three’s a crowdein Dritter stört nur; two can play at that game (inf)den Spieß kann man auch umdrehen ? also six
nZwei f; just the two of us/themnur wir beide/die beiden

two

:
two-bit
adj (US inf) → mies (inf)
two-by-four
n (= wood) Stück Holz mit den Maßen 2 x 4 Zoll
adj (esp US) (inf: = small) apartmentwinzig; (= petty) life, jobnullachtfünfzehn (inf)

two

:
two-chamber system
nZweikammersystem nt
two-cycle
adj (US) = two-stroke
two-cylinder
adjZweizylinder-; two engineZweizylindermotor m
two-dimensional
adjzweidimensional; (fig: = superficial) performanceflach
two-door
adjzweitürig
two-edged
adj
(lit)zweischneidig, doppelschneidig
(fig)zweideutig; argumentzweischneidig; a two sword or weapon (fig)ein zweischneidiges Schwert
two-faced
adj (lit)doppelgesichtig; (fig)falsch
two-family house
n (US) → Zweifamilienhaus nt
two-fisted
adj
a two boxerein Boxer, der mit beiden Fäusten gleich gut boxen kann
(dated US sl) → knallhart
twofold
adjzweifach, doppelt; a two increaseein Anstieg um das Doppelte; the advantages of this method are twodiese Methode hat einen doppelten or zweifachen Vorteil
adv to increase twoum das Doppelte steigern
two-four time
n (Mus) → Zweivierteltakt m
two-handed
adj grip, blow, catchbeidhändig; a two swordein Zweihänder m; a two saweine Säge mit zwei Griffen; a two backhand eine Rückhand, bei der der Schläger mit beiden Händen gehalten wird; a two gameein Spiel ntfür zwei Spieler
advzweihändig; she caught the ball twosie fing den Ball mit beiden Händen
two-hander
n (Theat) → Zweipersonenstück nt
two-horse race
n (fig) Wettstreit, bei dem nur zwei der Teilnehmer eine Chance haben zu gewinnen
two-income family
two-legged
adjzweibeinig; a two animalein Zweibeiner m
two-man bobsleigh, (US) two-man bobsled
n (Sport) → Zweierbob m
two-part
adj
(Mus) → zweistimmig, für zwei Stimmen
two-party system
twopence
twopence piece
nZweipencestück nt
twopenny
adj = tuppenny
two-phase
adj (Elec) → Zweiphasen-; two currentZweiphasenstrom m
two-piece
adjzweiteilig
n (= suit)Zweiteiler m; (= swimming costume)zweiteiliger Badeanzug, Bikini m
two-pin plug
nStecker mmit zwei Kontakten
two-ply
adj woolzweifädig; woodaus zwei Lagen or Schichten bestehend; tissuezweilagig; two sweateraus zweifädiger Wolle gestrickter Pullover
two-seater
adjzweisitzig
n (= car, plane)Zweisitzer m
twosome
n
(= people)Paar nt, → Pärchen nt; to go out in a twozu zweit ausgehen
(= game) to have a two at golfzu zweit Golf spielen
two-star
adjZweisterne-; two petrol (Brit dated) → Normalbenzin nt; two hotelZweisternehotel nt; two general (US) → Zweisternegeneral(in) m(f)
two-step
nTwostepp m
two-storey, (US) two-story
adjzweistöckig
two-stroke (Brit)
adjZweitakt-; two engineZweitaktmotor m
nZweitakter m; (= fuel)Zweitaktgemisch nt

two

:
two-time
vt (inf) boyfriend, accomplicebetrügen; the crooks realized that he was two-timing themdie Ganoven merkten, dass er ein doppeltes Spiel spielte or trieb
two-timer
n (inf)falscher Hund (inf)
two-timing
adj (inf)falsch
two-tone
adj (in colour) → zweifarbig; (in sound) → zweitönig

two

:
two-up two-down
n (Brit inf) → kleines Reihenhäuschen
two-way
adj (= reciprocal) trade, exchange, relationshipwechselseitig; two communications (Telec) → Sprechverkehr min beide Richtungen; two fabricvon beiden Seiten zu tragender Stoff; two streetStraße fmit Gegenverkehr or mit Verkehr in beiden Richtungen; two trafficGegenverkehr m, → Verkehr min beiden Richtungen; education is a two processErziehung ist ein wechselseitiger Prozess
two-way adaptor
two-way mirror
nSpion(spiegel) m
two-way radio
two-way switch
nWechselschalter m
two-wheeler (bike)
nZweirad nt, → Fahrrad nt

two

[tuː]
1. adjdue inv
2. ndue m inv
to break sth in two → spezzare qc in due
two by two, in twos → a due a due
to arrive in twos and threes → arrivare alla spicciolata
to put two and two together (fig) → fare uno più uno, trarre le conclusioni
that makes two of us → e così siamo in due
for usage see five

two

(tuː) noun
1. the number or figure 2.
2. the age of 2.
adjective
1. 2 in number.
2. aged 2.
two-
having two (of something). a two-door car.
ˌtwo-ˈfaced adjective
decitful. a two-faced person.
ˌtwo-ˈhanded adjective, adverb
(to be used, played etc) with two hands. a two-handed stroke.
twosome noun
two people; a couple. They usually travel in a twosome.
ˌtwo-ˈway adjective
able to act, operate, be used etc in two ways or directions. two-way traffic; a two-way radio.
ˈtwo-year-old noun
a person or animal that is two years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is two years old.
in two
(broken) in two pieces. The magazine was torn in two.

two

اِثْنان dvě to zwei δύο dos kaksi deux dva due 2 twee to dwa dois два två สอง iki hai
References in classic literature ?
And if turning up my hair makes me one, I'll wear it in two tails till I'm twenty," cried Jo, pulling off her net, and shaking down a chestnut mane.
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
Then things went smoothly, for Don Pedro defied the world in a speech of two pages without a single break.
I'll try and be what he loves to call me, `a little woman' and not be rough and wild, but do my duty here instead of wanting to be somewhere else," said Jo, thinking that keeping her temper at home was a much harder task than facing a rebel or two down South.
For a time the two men talked of the raising of the bed and then they talked of other things.
Cheechoo, who scored two goals in the third period Tuesday, scored two more Wednesday, including the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation.
Acquisition financing of $367,500 for a two story, mixed use, non-elevatored buildings containing two Class A apartments and one commercial unit located in South Ozone Park, NY.
With second-lien loans in play, a borrower that needs to work out its capital structure should focus on two main issues before approaching its lenders.
These are run in two sets of ten, with 30-second relief intervals between sprints, and two minutes between sets.
The challenge would be to balance the inconvenience of the two types of times drifting apart with the chance that the adjustment would introduce glitches in time-sensitive communications.
In particular, I have focused on two types of specialized corpora: Spoken business reports and product reviews found on the internet, and academic discussions about socio-economic topics taken from MICASE (2002).