/ tuː; NAmE / number 2
HELP NOTE : There are examples of how to use numbers at the entry for five .
- a day, moment, pound, etc. or two
- fall between two stools
- in two
- in twos and threes
- it takes two to do sth
- not have two beans, brain cells, etc. to rub together
- put two and two together
- that makes two of us
- two sides of the same coin
—more at mind noun , shake noun
Old English twā (feminine and neuter) of Germanic origin; related to Dutch twee and German zwei , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin and Greek duo . Compare with twain .