Definitions for two
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two, 2, II, deucenoun
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
two, 2, iiadjective
being one more than one
"he received two messages"
The digit/figure 2.
The number 2202 contains three twos.
A two-dollar bill.
A child aged two.
This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
The playing cards featuring two pips.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: twai, Gothick; twu , Saxon.
Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;
Between two blades, which bears the better temper;
Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye,
I have some shallow spirit of judgment. William Shakespeare.
Three words it will three times report, and then the two latter for some times. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Fifteen chambers were to lodge us two and two together. Francis Bacon.
By two and two across the common way. Dryden.
Next to the raven’s age, the Pylian king
Was longest liv’d of any two-legg’d thing. Dryden.
A rational animal better described man’s essence, than a two-legged animal, with broad nails, and without feathers. John Locke, Works.
The two-shap’d Ericthonius had his birth
Without a mother, from the teeming earth. Addison.
Her register was a two-leaved book of record, one page containing the names of her living, and the other of her deceased members. John Ayliffe.
2 (two) is a number, numeral and digit. It is the natural number following 1 and preceding 3. It is the smallest and only even prime number. Because it forms the basis of a duality, it has religious and spiritual significance in many cultures.
Two is the numerical value representing the quantity or amount that is one more than one or twice as much as one. It is the second cardinal number in the natural number sequence and is typically symbolized by the numeral "2".
one and one; twice one
the sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects
a symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii
"Two" is the season 3 premiere of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tōō, adj. one and one.—n. the sum of one and one: a figure representing two: a pair.—n. Two′-deck′er, a vessel of war carrying guns on two decks.—adjs. Two′-edged, having two edges; Two′-faced, having two faces, hence double-dealing, false; Two′fold, folded twice: multiplied by two: double.—adv. doubly.—adjs. Two′-forked, Twī′-forked, double-pronged, bifurcate; Two′-front′ed, having fronts on opposite sides; Two′-hand′ed, having, or used with, two hands: ambidexterous, handy: to be used by two persons; Two′-head′ed, having two heads: directed by two authorities; Two′-leaved, having two distinct leaves; Two′-legged, furnished with two legs; Two′-line (print.), having a depth of body equal to double that of the size specified, as two-line nonpareil or pica; Two′-lipped, having two lips: divided so as to resemble two lips; Two′-mast′ed, having two masts; Two′-nee′dle, perforated with two needles.—n. Two′ness, the state of being two, doubleness.—adj. Two′-part′ed, bipartite, divided into two nearly to the base.—n. Twopence (tup′ens, or tōō′pens), the sum of two pennies: (Shak.) a gilt coin worth two pence.—adj. Twopenny (tup′en-i, or tōō′pen-i), of the value of twopence: cheap, worthless.—n. ale sold at twopence a quart.—adjs. Two′-ply, consisting of two thicknesses: woven double; Two′-ranked, alternately arranged in two exactly opposite rows, distichous, bifarious; Two′-sid′ed, having two surfaces, or two aspects or phases: facing two ways, turned in two directions, often with implied sense of double-dealing or deceit; Two′some, two, twofold; Two′-tongued, double-tongued, deceitful; Two′-way, arranged so as to permit a fluid to be turned into either of two channels: (math.) having a double mode of variation; Twī′-nā′tured, Twy′-nā′tured, double natured—human and animal in one.—Be two, to be at variance; In two, asunder. [A.S. twá (fem.), twégen (masc.), twa, tú (neut.); Ger. zwei, Goth. twai; also Gr. dyo, L. duo, Sans. dva, Gael. da, do.]
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The numerical value of two in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of two in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The Government Accountability Project is deeply concerned about the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons. First, Matthew Lee for two reasons has covered U.N. whistleblower cases accurately and in detail, and we regard the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons as retaliatory, secondly, Matthew Lee for two reasons exclusion from the UN premises because of capricious, unannounced and unknown decisions of senior managers bodes ill for the treatment of journalists in U.N. Member States.
There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains the most universal quality is diversity.
A person living near the Indian Ocean realizes the God in the infinity of the deep, blue ocean; where as a person living in the lap of the Himalayas, the Mt. Everest, realizes the God in the magnificence of the white mountains. Only political eyes divide these two people in two different faiths, but the truth is that both of them are trusting in two different creations of the same God.
The Supreme Court says that when two people fall in love and want to get married, they should be able to marry, whether they are a man and a woman, two men, or two women, the Supreme Court wants us to understand that love between two men or two women is just the same as love between a man and a woman, and that in the United States of America, as an adult, you can marry the person you love.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
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