- The definition of two is totaling one plus one.
An example of two used as an adjective is in the phrase "two sneakers," which means one plus one sneakers.
- Two is defined as the number equal to the sum of one plus one.
An example of two is 2.
Origin of twoMiddle English two, tu from Old English twa, feminine and neuter , tu, neuter , akin to German zwei from Indo-European base an unverified form dw?u-, two from source Classical Latin duo, two, Classical Greek duo, Sanskrit dvau
- the cardinal number between one and three; 2; II
- any two people or things; pair; couple
- something numbered two or having two units, as a playing card, domino, face of a die, etc.
- Basketball two-pointer
put two and two together
- The cardinal number equal to the sum of 1 + 1.
- The second in a set or sequence.
- Something having two parts, units, or members, especially a playing card, the face of a die, or a domino with two pips.
- A two-dollar bill.
Origin of twoMiddle English from Old English twā ; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twÄ (“two"), from Proto-Germanic *twai (“two"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwÃ³hâ‚ (“two"). Cognate with Scots twa (“two"); North Frisian tou, tuu (“two"); Saterland Frisian twÃ¤in, two (“two"); West Frisian twa (“two"); Dutch twee (“two"); Low German twee, twei (“two"); German zwei, zwo (“two"); Danish to (“two"); Swedish tvÃ¥, tu (“two"); Icelandic tvÃ¶ (“two"); Latin duÅ (“two"); Ancient Greek Î´ÏÎ¿ (dÃ½o, “two"); Irish dhÃ¡ (“two"); Lithuanian dÃ¹ (“two"); Russian Ð´Ð²Ð° (dva, “two"); Albanian dy (“two"); Old Armenian Õ¥Ö€Õ¯Õ¸Ö‚ (erku, “two"); Sanskrit à¤¦à¥à¤µ (dvÃ¡, “two"); Tocharian A/B wu/wi (“two"). See also twain.
Partly from two, and partly from an alteration (due to two) of twi- (“two-, double-, in two”), from Middle English twi-, from Old English twi- (“two-”). More at twi-.