two

Two is a whole number that's greater than one, but less than three. If you found one fuzzy mitten and then your friend gave you another one, you would have two mittens — perfect for your two hands.

In a deck of cards, there are four twos — one in each suit. In most games, the two is considered the lowest card. Two can also be used as an adjective to describe anything that numbers one more than one. In cards, if you have a pair of twos, you have two twos. This spelling of two always refers to a number and shouldn't be confused with the homonyms "to" or "too."

Primary Meanings of two

1.
nadj
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
being one more than one
2.
n
one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
Full Definitions of two
1

n the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

Synonyms:
2, II, deuce
Types:
craps, snake eyes
expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke
two items of the same kind
doubleton
(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Type of:
digit, figure
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

adj being one more than one

“he received two messages”
Synonyms:
2, ii
cardinal
being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
2

n one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots

Synonyms:
deuce
Type of:
playing card
one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

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