a cardinal number, 1 plus 1.
a symbol for this number, as 2 or II.
a set of this many persons or things.
a playing card, die face, or half of a domino face with two pips.
amounting to two in number.
Idioms about two
in two, into two separate parts, as halves: A bolt of lightning split the tree in two.
put two and two together, to draw a correct conclusion from the given circumstances; infer: It didn't require a great mind to put two and two together.
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How to use two in a sentence
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Toomey lives here with her husband, Mark, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and their two daughters.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But no more so than the Sodexo building maintenance man or the two cops who were also killed in the crossfire.
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
"The Smoker," and "Mother and Daughter," a triptych, are two of her principal pictures.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The Spaniards captured two schooners, having on board 22 officers and 30 men, all of whom were hanged or sent to the mines.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for two
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one. It is a prime number: See also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 2, II, (ii), etc, representing this number
music the numeral 2 used as the lower figure in a time signature, indicating that the beat is measured in minims
something representing, represented by, or consisting of two units, such as a playing card with two symbols on it
Also called: two o'clock two hours after noon or midnight
in two in or into two parts: break the bread in two
put two and two together to make an inference from available evidence, esp an obvious inference
that makes two of us the same applies to me
amounting to two: two nails
(as pronoun): he bought two
- Related adjectives: binary, double, dual
- Related prefixes: di-, bi-
Other Idioms and Phrases with two
In addition to the idioms beginning with two
- two bits
- two can play at that game
- two cents
- two left feet, have
- two of a kind
- two shakes of a lamb's tail
- two strikes against
- two strings to one's bow
- two ways about it
- two wrongs do not make a right
- fall between the crack (two stools)
- for two cents
- game that two can play
- in two shakes
- it takes two
- kill two birds with one stone
- know all the answers (a thing or two)
- lesser of two evils
- like as two peas in a pod
- no two ways about it
- of two minds
- put two and two together
- that makes two of us
- thing or two
- wear two hats
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