- 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 amp; neuter , tu, neuter , akin to German zwei ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dwōu-, 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 (â€œtwoâ€), from Proto-Germanic *twai (â€œtwoâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *dwÃ³hâ‚ (â€œtwoâ€). Cognate with Scots twa (â€œtwoâ€); North Frisian tou, tuu (â€œtwoâ€); Saterland Frisian twÃ¤in, two (â€œtwoâ€); West Frisian twa (â€œtwoâ€); Dutch twee (â€œtwoâ€); Low German twee, twei (â€œtwoâ€); German zwei, zwo (â€œtwoâ€); Danish to (â€œtwoâ€); Swedish tvÃ¥, tu (â€œtwoâ€); Icelandic tvÃ¶ (â€œtwoâ€); Latin duÅ (â€œtwoâ€); Ancient Greek Î´ÏÎ¿ (dÃ½o, â€œtwoâ€); Irish dhÃ¡ (â€œtwoâ€); Lithuanian dÃ¹ (â€œtwoâ€); Russian Ð´Ð²Ð° (dva, â€œtwoâ€); Albanian dy (â€œtwoâ€); Old Armenian Õ¥Ö€Õ¯Õ¸Ö‚ (erku, â€œtwoâ€); Sanskrit à¤¦à¥à¤µ (dvÃ¡, â€œtwoâ€); Tocharian A/B wu/wi (â€œtwoâ€). 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-.