[ ah dœ; French a dœ ]
/ ɑ ˈdœ; French a ˈdœ /
being between two persons in intimate relationship: dinner à deux.
intimately with just two persons present: dined by candlelight à deux.
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Origin of à deux
< French: of or for two; two at a time
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British Dictionary definitions for a deux
/ French (a dø) /
of or for two persons
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Word Origin and History for a deux
French, à deux, literally "for two" (see deuce).
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