Hypertext Webster Gateway: "two"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Two \Two\ (t[=oo]), a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut.,
twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS.
tw[=a], fem. & neut., tw[=e]gen, masc., t[=u], neut.; akin to
OFries. tw[=e]ne, masc., tw[=a], fem. & neut., OS. tw[=e]ne,
masc., tw[=a], fem., tw[=e], neut., D. twee, OHG. zw[=e]ne,
zw[=o], zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tv[ae]r, tvau, Sw.
tv[*a], Dan. to, Goth. twai, tw[=o]s, twa; Lith. du, Russ.
dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr. dy`o, Skr. dva.
[root]300. 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.'' --Milton.

Note: 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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

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

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : being one more than one; "he received two messages" [syn: {2},
n : the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a
numeral representing this number [syn: {2}, {II}, {deuce}]

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