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."

Definitions of two
  1. noun
    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    synonyms: 2, II, deuce
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    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
    (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
  2. adjective
    being one more than one
    “he received two messages”
    synonyms: 2, ii
    being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
  3. noun
    one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    synonyms: deuce
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    type of:
    playing card
    one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
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