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Princeton's WordNet

  1. two, 2, II, deucenoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

  2. deuce, twoadjective

    one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots

  3. two, 2, iiadjective

    being one more than one

    "he received two messages"


  1. twonoun

    The digit/figure 2.

    The number 2202 contains three twos.

  2. twonoun

    A two-dollar bill.

  3. twonoun

    A child aged two.

    This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.

  4. twonoun

    The playing cards featuring two pips.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Twoadjective

    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.

    They lay
    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.


  1. Two

    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.


  1. two

    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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twonoun

    one and one; twice one

  2. Twonoun

    the sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects

  3. Twonoun

    a symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii


  1. Two

    "Two" is the season 3 premiere of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Two

    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, (neut.); Ger. zwei, Goth. twai; also Gr. dyo, L. duo, Sans. dva, Gael. da, do.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'two' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #69

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    Rank popularity for the word 'two' in Written Corpus Frequency: #68

Anagrams for two »

  1. wot

  2. WTO

  3. tow

  4. OTW

  5. owt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of two in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of two in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of two in a Sentence

  1. Emilia Clarke:

    I had two scenes which told me nothing and not very much time in which to read all those (George R.R. Martin) books, so I did what every good actor does and Wikipedia'd the living crap out of it.

  2. Jimmy Carter:

    I thought a lot about our Nation and what I should do as President. And Sunday night before last, I made a speech about two problems of our countryenergy and malaise.

  3. Allakhverdi Mamedov:

    When the fire started, we sat in two lifeboats, but did not put them down on the sea surface as we were afraid that a storm could break them into pieces, we were sitting and waiting for rescuers, when the hawsers of the other boat ripped, it dropped into the water and collapsed. Hawsers, which were holding other boats, broke as they did not withstand the pressure from the storm.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.

  5. The SEC:

    Within two hours of the announcement, Gannon Giguiere sold Gannon Giguiere shares for over $ 160,000 in illicit profits.

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