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two definition

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This page has 11 definitions of two in English, Middle English, and Saterland Frisian. Two is a numeral and noun. Examples of how to use two in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: two- and twò

Translingual two definition

Etymology

From English two

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. Code word for the digit 2 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms

ITU/IMO code word bissotwo[2]

References

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1
  2. ^ International Maritime Organisation (2005). International Code of Signals, p. 22–23. Fourth edition, London.

English two definition

English numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second, deutero-
    Latinate ordinal: secondary
    Adverbial: twice
    Multiplier: double, twofold
    Distributive: doubly
    Collective: both, pair, dyad, twosome
    Fractional: half
    Number of musicians: duo, duet, duplet

Alternative forms

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)
  • twey (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā, neuter of twēġen (whence twain), from Proto-West Germanic *twai-, from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Cognate with Scots twa (two); North Frisian tou, tuu (two); Saterland Frisian twäin, two (two); West Frisian twa (two); Dutch twee (two); Low German twee, twei (two); German zwei, zwo (two); Danish and Norwegian to (two); Swedish två, tu (two); Icelandic tvö (two); Latin duō (two); Ancient Greek δύο (dúo, two); Irish dhá (two); Lithuanian (two); Russian два (dva, two); Albanian dy (two); Old Armenian երկու (erku, two); Sanskrit द्व (dvá, two); Tocharian A wu, Tocharian B wi. Doublet of duo. See also twain.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••).
  2. Describing a set or group with two elements.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      [] The two murders might have been done by one of the ryots who was dissatisfied over his assessment and thought he had a grievance. […].”

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Translations

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Noun

two (plural twos)

  1. The digit/figure 2.
    The number 2202 contains three twos.
  2. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
  3. A child aged two.
    This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
  4. A playing card featuring two pips.
  5. Two o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[2]:
      It was a weary time. A carriage clock had been placed on the discoloured wooden mantelpiece, and slowly its hands crept on from one to two and from two to three.

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See also

Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker

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Middle English two definition

Alternative forms

  • twa (Early ME, Northern ME)
  • tuo

Etymology

From Old English twā, feminine of twēġen.

Pronunciation

Numeral

Middle English numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two, twei
    Ordinal: secunde
    Adverbial: twies

two

  1. two

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Saterland Frisian two definition

Etymology

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. feminine of twäin
  2. neuter of twäin

References

  • two” in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch