Two (?), a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. twa, fem. & neut., twgen, masc., t, neut.; akin to OFries. twne, masc., twa, fem. & neut., OS. twne, masc., twa, fem., tw, neut., D. twee, OHG. zwne, zw, zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tvaer, tvau, Sw. tv�x86;, Dan. to, Goth. twai, tws, twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr. , Skr. dva. . Cf. Balance, Barouche, Between, Bi-, Combine, Deuce two in cards, Double, Doubt, Dozen, Dual, Duet, Dyad, Twain, Twelve, Twenty, Twice, Twilight, Twig, Twine, n., Twist.]

One and one; twice one.

"Two great lights." Gen. i. 16. "Two black clouds."


Two is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, consisting of, or having, two parts, divisions, organs, or the like; as two-bladed, two-celled, two-eared, two-flowered, twohand, two-headed, two-horse, two-leafed or two-leaved, two-legged, two-lobed, two-masted, two-named, two-part, two-petaled, two-pronged, two-seeded, two-sided, two-story, two-stringed, two-foothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like.

One or two, a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number.


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Two (?), n.


The sum of one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects.


A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.

In two, asunder; into parts; in halves; in twain; as, cut in two.


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