Meaning of TWO in English

■ cardinal number equivalent to the sum of one and one; one less than three; 2. (Roman numeral: ii or II .)


put ~ and ~ together draw an obvious conclusion from what is known or evident.

that makes ~ of us informal that is true of me also.

~ by ~ (or ~ and ~ ) side by side in pairs.

~ can play at that game informal used to assert that one is equally capable of copying another's strategy, to their disadvantage.

~ cents (or ~ cents' worth ) N. Amer. informal an unsolicited opinion.

~'s company, three's a crowd ~ people, especially lovers, should be left alone together.


~fold adjective & adverb


OE twā (fem. and neut.) of Gmc origin.

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