à deux

[ah dœ; French a dœ]

adjective, adverb

being between two persons in intimate relationship: dinner à deux.
intimately with just two persons present: dined by candlelight à deux.

Nearby words

  1. à becket, thomas,
  2. à bientôt,
  3. à blanc,
  4. à bon marché,
  5. à cheval,
  6. à droite,
  7. à fond,
  8. à gauche,
  9. à gogo,
  10. à grands frais

Origin of à deux

< French: of or for two; two at a time

Can be confusedà deux adieu ado (see synonym study at ado)

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British Dictionary definitions for a deux

à deux

adjective, adverb

of or for two persons
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Word Origin and History for a deux

a deux

French, à deux, literally "for two" (see deuce).

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