two [two twos] BrE [tuː] NAmE [tuː] number
2 There are examples of how to use numbers at the entry for five.
more at be in two minds about sth/doing sthbe of two minds about sth/doing sth at mind n., in two shakesin a couple of shakes at shake n.
Idioms: day/moment/pound or two ▪ fall between two stools ▪ in two ▪ in twos and threes ▪ it takes two to do something ▪ not have two beans/brain cells to rub together ▪ put two and two together ▪ that makes two of us ▪ two sides of the same coin
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.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|a.||1.||One and one; twice one.|
|n.||1.||The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects.|
|2.||A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.|
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