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## two

a number: Take two; they’re small.
Not to be confused with:
to – toward, on, against, upon
too – also: me too; excessive: too much
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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

(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]
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## two

(tu)

n., pl. twos,
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.
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:
 Noun 1 two - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number2, II, deucedigit, 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 spotcouplet, 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 spotsdeuceplaying card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games Adj. 1 two - being one more than one; "he received two messages"2, iicardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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## two

determiner
Related words
combining forms bi-, di-
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## two

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

## two

[tuː]
B. Ndos m
to break sth in tworomper algo en dos, partir algo por la mitad
two by two; in twos
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 together
two's company, three's a crowddos son compañía, tres son multitud
see five for usage
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## 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)two-bit [ˈtuːbɪt] adj (mainly US)two-bits [ˌtuːˈbɪts] npl (US)25 cents mpltwo-dimensional two dimensional [ˌtuːdaɪˈmɛnʃənəl] adj
[object, drawing] →
(fig) [characters] → sans profondeurtwo-door [ˌtuːˈdɔːr] adj [car] → two-faced [ˌtuːˈfeɪst] adj [person] → hypocrite
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## 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
two-cylinder
two-dimensional
two-door
two-edged
(lit)zweischneidig, doppelschneidig
(fig)zweideutig; argumentzweischneidig; a two sword or weapon (fig)
two-faced
two-family house
n (US) → Zweifamilienhaus nt
two-fisted
a two boxerein Boxer, der mit beiden Fäusten gleich gut boxen kann
(dated US sl) → knallhart
twofold
adj; 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
(Mus) → zweistimmig, für zwei Stimmen
two-party system
twopence
twopence piece
nZweipencestück nt
twopenny
two-phase
adj (Elec) → Zweiphasen-; two currentZweiphasenstrom m
two-piece
n (= suit)Zweiteiler m; (= swimming costume) 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
n (= car, plane)Zweisitzer m
twosome
n
(= people)Paar nt, → Pärchen nt; to go out in a two
(= game) to have a two at golf
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
two-stroke (Brit)
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) (inf)
two-timing
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 process
two-way mirror
nSpion(spiegel) m
two-way switch
nWechselschalter m
two-wheeler (bike)
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## two

[tuː]
2. ndue m inv
to break sth in two →
two by two, in twos → a due a due
to arrive in twos and threes →
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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## two

(tuː) noun
1. the number or figure 2.
2. the age of 2.
1. 2 in number.
2. aged 2.
two-
having two (of something). a two-door car.
decitful. a two-faced person.
(to be used, played etc) with two hands. a two-handed stroke.
twosome noun
two people; a couple. They usually travel in a twosome.
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.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is two years old.
in two
(broken) in two pieces. The magazine was torn in two.
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## two

dvě to kaksi dva 2 två สอง hai
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References in classic literature ?
He said it was quite time she was walking out; he told Philip that she was very proud, and would have nothing to do with aspirants to that honour who lined up at the door, two by two, outside the Sunday school and craved the honour of escorting her home.
And we are all to march in two by two after the audience is seated, while Emma White plays a march on the organ.
And beyond that fire, in the circling darkness, Buck could see many gleaming coals, two by two, always two by two, which he knew to be the eyes of great beasts of prey.
(The dotted line of the figure represents the data of hot standby structure of the dual machine, and the line segment represents three take two structure data and the solid lines represent two by two take two data structure.

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