An example of two is 2.
The number 2202 contains three twos.
This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
Two-blocks, two-cleft, two-forked, two-parted.
An example of two used as an adjective is in the phrase "two sneakers," which means one plus one sneakers.
- Into two separate parts; in half:.Cut the sandwich in two.
- In two parts; asunder.
- To reach an obvious conclusion by considering several facts together.
Origin of two
- Middle English from Old English twā dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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-.