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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Two
One and one; twice one.

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-toothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like.

Etymology: OE. two twa, properly fem. & neut., twei twein tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. twā, fem. & neut., twēgen, masc., , neut.; akin to OFries. twēne, masc., twā, fem. & neut., OS. twēne, masc., twā, fem., twē, neut., D. twee, OHG. zwēne zwō zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir tvær tvau, Sw. två, Dan. to, Goth. twai twōs twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau dwy, L. duo, Gr. dy`o, Skr. dva. √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

noun Two
Senses
  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.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  2. The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  3. Being one more than one ("he received two messages")
Wiktionary

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā, neuter of twēġen (whence twain), from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Cognate with Scots twa (“two”); North Frisian tou, tuu (“two”); Saterland Frisian twäin, two (“two”); West Frisian twa (“two”); Dutch twee (“two”); Low German twee, twei (“two”); German zwei, zwo (“two”); Danish and Norwegian to (“two”); Swedish två, tu (“two”); Icelandic tvö (“two”); Latin duō (“two”); Ancient Greek δύο (dúo, “two”); Irish dhá (“two”); Lithuanian (“two”); Russian два (dva, “two”); Albanian dy (“two”); Old Armenian երկու (erku, “two”); Sanskrit द्व (dvá, “two”); Tocharian A wu, Tocharian B wi (“two”). See also twain.

  1. The digit/figure 2.
    The number 2202 contains three s.
  2. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
  3. A child aged two.
    This toy is suitable for the s and threes.
  4. The playing cards featuring two pips.

two was also found in the following language(s): Saterland Frisian

Notable Persons Named Two

Two was born in 1831 in White River (Missouri River). Two is also known as Numpkahapa, Nomkahpa, and "Knocks Two Off". He breathed his last breath in 1915.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Two

Hammer Of The Last Two is a hip hop music and hiplife record producer. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Hammer was given the name Edward Nana Poku Osei on March 27th, 1976 in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Hammer is also known as Hammer, Tony Starks, and Edward Nana Poku Osei.

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Fun Facts about the name Two

  • When was the first name Two first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Two is Monday, January 15th, 1945.
  • How unique is the name Two? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Two. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Two: Your name in reverse order is Owt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otw. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Two born Jan 10, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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