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Twain nConsisting of two parts or elements; double, a two-fold. 2. the abstract number two (in poetic usage). 3. in river navigation, two fathoms or twelve feet. 4. group of two, a pair or couple. 4. twins.
Twain vbTo carve, cut, hew into two parts. 2. to separate, be separated part, put apart, divide into two, tweme, disunite, estrange, be at variance; to asunder.
Twain phr"East is East and West is West, and "Never the Twain Shall Meet" - the word twain is hardly ever used these days, so you're most likely to see it in an old book of poetry, or in the phrase "never the twain shall meet." This saying means that two people — or groups of people — are so unlike each other that they'll never manage to see things the same way.
Twain phr"In Twain" - in halves, in two, into two parts, asunder.
Tway-blade nA plant having or with two blades (tway-blade or twi-blade) or leaves springing from the root, such as the orchid family of Listeria and Liparis.
Twain-cloud(s) nA name for cumulostratus.
Tway nTwo; a couple, a pair.
Tway phr"In Tway" - in two pieces or parts; in two.
Tway-biting nThe action of cutting two-ways.
Tway-toothed adjHaving two rows of teeth.
Tweak nAn instance of tweaking.
Tweak vbTo pinch and twist sharply; pull with a sharp jerk; twist. 2. make fine adjustment to a mechanism. (probably an alteration of dialect twick from Old English.
Tweaking nThe act or action of pinching or twisting sharply.
Tweed nScottish form of 'twill' - originally a misreading of tweel, scottish form of twill and influenced by association with River Tweed).
Tweedily adv(Of a garment) made of tweed cloth, tweedy. 2. habitually wearing tweed clothes. 3. of a robust traditional or rural character (by association with the country gentry who traditionally wear tweeds.
Tweediness nMade of or resembling tweed, as in texture, appearance, or the like. wearing or favoring tweeds, especially as a mark of a casual, sporty, or intellectual way of life, as at college or in the country: a tweedy sportswoman.
Tweeds nClothes made of tweed, twill.
Tweedy adjOf or relating to tweed cloth. 2. tweedily.
Twelfth nPosition 12 in a countable series of things. 2. one part in twelve equal parts; one-twelfth, twelfth part, duodecimal. 3. the quotient of a unit divided by twelve; one of twelve equal parts of one whole. 4. The next in order after the eleventh. 5. in music, an interval comprising an octave and a fifth
Twelfth adjNext in order after the eleventh; coming after eleven others; -the ordinal of twelve. 2. coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position. 2. constituting, or being one of, twelve equal parts into which anything is divided.
Twelfth day nJanuary 6th, the festival of the Epiphany, the twelfth day after Christmas. 2. also known as the Twelfth-tide.
Twelfthly advIn the twelth place; twelvth in a series.
Twelfthtide nThe season including the Twelfth-night; the season of the Ephiphany; formerly the concluding part of Christmas holidays. 2. (archaic or obsolete) the season including Epiphany (the twelfth day after Christmas) and the evening of the preceding day (Twelfth Night), regarded as the end of the Christmas season; Epiphany itself
Twelve nOne more than eleven; the product of two units and six units. 2. a symbol for this 12, X11. 3. a size etc denoted by 12. 4. twelve o'clock.
Twelve adjThe maount of twelve.
Twelve men n"The Twelve Men" - a jury.
Twelve-fold adjTwelve times as great as or as much. 2. composed of twelve parts or division; of twelve kinds; twelve times in amount.
Twelvemonth nA period of twelve months; a year.
Twelve-monthly advYearly, annually.
Twelvepence nThe monetary unit of twelve pence; twelve-pence.
Twelvepenny nHaving a value or cost of twelve pence; twelve-penny.
Twelvescore nTwo hundred and forty (twelve-score).
Twelve-stepper nA person who is or has been a participant in a twelve-step program to recover from addiction.
Twelve-year-old nA suffix (years-old) to indicate the age of something or someone.
Twelvish adjOf or about twelve years of age.
Tweme vbTo separate into two; divide into two parts.
Twenties nPlural of twenty. 2. twenty dollar bills. 3. the decade of 1720s, 1820s, 1920s etc.
Twentieth nPosition 20 in a countable series of things. 2. next in order after the nineteenth; tenth after the tenth; coming after nineteen others; -- the ordinal of twenty. 3. constituting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided. 4. the next in order after the nineteenth; one coming after nineteen others. 5. the quotient of a unit divided by twenty; one of twenty equal parts of one whole.
Twentieth adjConstituting, or being, one of twenty equal parts into which anything is divided. 2. coming next after the nineteenth in position.
Twenty nThe product of two and ten. 2. a symbol for this XX. 3. the number from 20 to 29 , esp. the years of the century or or a person's life.
Twenty adjThat amount to 20.
Twenty-fold nTwo-fold; double.
Twentyish advOf about twenty years of age
Twentyness nThe property of being twenty in number.
Twenty-something nA person whose age is between twenty and twenty-nine years, inclusive of someone in his or her twenties.
Twenty-twenty nDenoting vision of normal acuity. 2. colloquial, denoting clear perception of hindsight.
Twenty-twenty hindsight nColloquial, denoting clear perception of hindsight.
Twenty-winks nA very short sleep; one-half as along as forty winks.
Tweon vbTo be doubtful, to doubt, to debate.
Twere vbAbbreviation of "It were" - it would be.
Twi prfOE: two-something twice.
Twi-bill nA kind of axe with two cutting edges. 2. a mattock, tubal, cleaver. 3. a reaping hook, pruning hook. 4. a double-bladed battle-axe, a weapon.
Twi-blade nAny of several orchids, of the genera Lipara and Listera, that have a pair of basal leaves (twayblade).
Twi-born adjThat or who has experienced a second birth; born again; regenerated.
Twichild nOne who is "twice a child" or in his second childhood. 2. an old man in his second childhood or dotage.
Twice advTwo times, as in succession: as write to me twice a week. 2. on two occasions; in two instances: I texted him twice. 3. in twofold quantity or degree; in double the amount or degree
Twice phr"Be Twice the Woman/Man (than someone is)" - be much better, more decent or moral, stronger than.
Twice phr"Once a Twice" - a few times, occasionally.
Twice phr"Once Bitten Twice Shy" - be extra cautious after having an unpleasant experience.
Twice phr"Think Twice" - consider carefully.
Twice phr"Twice Over" - not just once but twice.
Twice-told adjCounted or reckoned twice; twice as much as; twice in amount; two-fold in degree.
Twice-laid adjMade from the yarns of old or used rope.
Twice-weekly advOccurring on two occasions each week.
Twi-wifing nBigamy by a husband; twi-briding; twi-husbanding.
Twice-yearly advOccurring on two occasions each year.
Twick vbTo twitch. 2. to pull sharply or suddenly. (may be related to tweak).
Twi-fold adjTwo-fold; double.
Twi-fold vbTo fold in two or bend double.
Twi-foldly advTwo-fold or twice in amount.
Twi-forked adjTwo-forked; bi-forked.
Twig nA small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year; branchlet, sprig. 2. a small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size.
Twig vbTo branch out in a twiglike manner; such as a the lightning bolt twigged in several directions. 2. to twitch; to pull; to tweak. (obs).
Twig phr"Hop the Twig" - to die; pass away.
Twigged adjLike or abounding in twigs.
Twiggen adjMade of twigs or wickerwork.
Twiggy adjLike a twig; slender as a shoot of a branch made of twigs. 2. like wickerwork. 3. full or abounding in twigs; bushy, scrubby.
Twigginess nThe condition or state of being twiggy, like a twig, or slender.
Twigless adjLacking in twigs.
Twiglike adjResembling a twig or twigs.
Twigsnake nA venomous snake of the genus Thelotornis.
Twigsome adjFull of twigs; twiggy.
Twi-headed adjHaving two heads; two-headed.
Twile-hole nA hole left in the centre of a wattle hurdle for the insertion of a pole on which several hurdles may be carried simultaneously.
Twilight nThe time of day immediately following sunset; dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle. 2. the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth. 3. a condition of decline following successes; in the twilight of one's years. 4. the light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18[deg] below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth. 5. faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed
Twilight adjSeen or done by twilight. 2. imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure. 2. lighted by or as if by twilight; as the twilight glow of the sky; dusky. twilit.
Twilight vbTo light imperfectly or dimly.
Twilight phr"In One's Twilight Years" - the last years of someone's life:
Twilight phr"Twilight of the Gods" - the titanic battle in which the gods and the giants destroyed each other. 2. in Norse mythology, the twilight of the gods, and the doomsday of the world, preceding the regeneration.
Twilighted adjPartly illuminated.
Twilight home nA home for old people; a geriatric institution; a nursing home.
Twilight-housing nHousing for special need persons; esp; retirement homes, nursing homes and geriatric institutions.
Twilighting nThe act of relaxing; the state or condition of enjoying one’s surroundings; the state of reminiscing about the past; or thinking about someone; a revere with one lost in thought (or lack there of); absorbing-state (figuratively); a deep state of reflection.
Twilightish adjResembling twilight; crepuscular.
Twilightless adjDevoid or having no twilight.
Twilight shift nShift work between the day shift and the night shift.
Twilight-sleep nA state induced by pain-killing and sleep-inducing medication to alleviate or mitigate the suffering of people during a moribund state. 2. a state of partial narcosis; esp. to ease the pain of childbirth. 3. the between-light.
Twilight-world nA shadowy region. 2. a world characterised by uncertainty, obscurity or decline. 3. the world which comes to light after sunset; characterized by merry-making or criminal activity.
Twilighty adjResembling twilight.
Twilight-years nThe last years of someone's life: Old people often rely on pets for comfort and companionship in their twilight years. 2. of the elderly: a ripe old age idiom. aged.
Twilit vbLit by twilight.
Twill nA woolen fabric or cloth having parallel lines, ribs or ridges; a fabric woven with a twill (tweed). 2. a weave used to produce the effect of parallel diagonal ribs. 3. appearance of diagonal lines or ribs produced in textile fabrics by causing the weft threads to pass over one and under two, or over one and under three or more, warp threads, instead of over one and under the next in regular succession, as in plain weaving. 4. tweed, braid, crimp, dog-ear, double, enfold, entwine, fold, fold over, frill, gather, infold, intertwist, knit, lace, lap over, loop, mat, net, noose, pleat, quill, raddle, tuck, twine, twist, wattle, weave, web, wreathe.
Twill vbWeave diagonal lines into (textiles). 2. to weave, as cloth, so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surf
Twilled adjWoven so as to produce a diagonal rib or line, ribbed or ridged.
Twilling nTwilled fabric or pattern; produces this.
Twilly adjHaving twills or pertaining to twilly cloth or garments.
Twi-minded adjHaving two minds about something; considering if, or thought in two aspects. 2. in a dilemma.
Twin adjBeing two identical; duplicate, matching, twinned.
Twin nEither of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy.

2. in astrology, a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini. 3. a duplicate copy; counterpart, similitude.

Twin vbTo duplicate, match, or parallel. 2. to bring two objects, ideas, or people together; match, mate, couple, pair. 3. grow as twins. 4. to give birth to twins. 5. to bring forth twins. 6. to be born at the same birth. 7. to cause to be twins, or like twins in any way. 8. to separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob.
Twin vbTo put asunder (properly). 2. two things or persons; or one from the other. 3. to separate, disjoin, disunite, sunder, sever, part, divide. 4. to deliver, set free, to distinguish. 5. to divide, shart, part with. 6. to deprive of. 7. of persons or things- to go asunder; to separate, put apart. 8. to depart, go away, to go, proceed, escape, get free;. to depart from a place or thing, "Ere that we farther twin." --Chaucer.
Twin phr"Twin From" - to separate oneself from; to part from; take leave of; to deprive oneself of; to give up.
Twin phr"Twin With" - to part with, to take leave, to deprive oneself; give up. 2. to break asunder; burst; cleave in, twain.
Twin-bed nEach of a pair of a single bed.
Twinberry nU.S. name for the Gaultheria procumbens, checkerberry, partridge-berry or winter-green.
Twinborn adjBorn, or brough forth, at the same birth. 2. born as a twin or twins.
Twin-brother nA brother who is one's twin.
Twind vbVariant of "Twine" - to twist, twine, wind, turn. 2. to become entangled or knotted. 3. of an arrow; part from the bow.
Twindle vbTo bring forth or bear twins.
Twine nDivision, separation, disunuion. 2. a twined or twisted object or part. 3. a fold, coil, convulsion. 4. a twist or turn in the the course of a thing. 5. a tangle, knot, snarl. 6. an embrace, a clasp. 7. a turn of fortune; vicissitude. 8. of a line: a spiral; a helical.
Twine vbCoil or wind around. 2. grow in a winding way.
Twine-box nA twine-holder: a box with a hole in the lid through which twine is unwound from a ball inside.
Twined adjDivided, separate; disuniting. 2. twisted. 3. folded, coiled, convulsed. 4. tangled, knotted, snarled. 5. embracing, clasping. 6. vicissitudinal. 7, spiralling, helical.
Twined adjOf two born at one birth. 2. intimately joined or united; as two things: coupled (usu. also implying close similarity.) 3.
Twine-less adjDestitute of twine; having no twine.
Twiner nAny plant which twines around a support.
Twine-thread nA twisted or double-spun thread; also collectively cord, twine.
Twinge nThe act of pinching, wringing, tweaking, twitching, tweaking, twisting, turning. 2. smarting, tingling, irritation. 3. pain very sharp often wringing; often a local momentarily pain; esp. applied to that of gout or rheumatism. 4. an after-twinge of the body or mind. 5. prick or twinge of conscience; sometimes stimulating pride. 6. a sharp mental pain; a pang of shame, remorse, sorrow or the like. 7. a nip of cold. 8. an earwig.
Twinge vbTo pinch, wringe, tweak, twinge. 2. to cause to smart, tingle, irritate affect (the body or mind) with a twinge or sharp pain; to prick the conscience. 3. to experience a twinge or pinching.
Twinger nOne who twinges, irritates, pricks the conscience of others.
Twinging nThe feeling of smarting, tingling, pricking and irritatingly affecting (the body or mind) with a twinge or sharp pain.
Twingy adjTwinging pain, irritating, pain, tingling, pricking.
Twi-night nA game of baseball or cricket etc., which begins in the afternoon and continues into the night under or with artificial lighting.
Twi-nighter nA game of baseball or cricket etc., which begins in the afternoon and continues into the night under or with artificial lighting.
Twining nTwisting, spinning, winding, embracing, writhing. winding, coiling, withing etc. spec, of a plant growing spirally around a support.
Twining adjWinding, coiling, twisting etc. spec, of a plant growing spirally around a support.
Twiningly advIn a twining manner.
Twin-kind adjOf two kinds, two-fold, double.
Twinkle nA rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash; scintillation, sparkling; anything which emits a transient or faint radiance, esp. applied to the eyes. 2. merriment expressed by a brightness, gleam or animation of countenance; light. 3. a closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye; the time of a wink, a blink. 4. a brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated. 5. a young sexually attractive female.
Twinkle vb Gleam or glow intermittently; flash, blink, wink, winkle. 2. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; winkle, scintillate. 3. to open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink. 4. to shine with an intermittent or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
Twinkler nOne who winks; a winkle.
Twinkle-toes nOne very light and nimble on his or her toes; an accomplished dancer.
Twinkling nThe action of shining with tremulous or faint radiance, scintillation, glimmering (also transfig. & fig.) 2. the action of or act of winking or nictation. 2. time taken in the winkling of an eye; a very brief moment or an instance.
Twinkling phr"In the Twinkling of an Eye" - in an instant, moment. Also: "In a twinkling of an eye; "All in a twinkling"; "At a twinkling."
Twinkingly advIn a twinkling manner: shiningly, glimmeringly, scintillationly.
Twinkly advThat twinkles.
Twinkly adjThat twinkles.
Twinleaf nA small perennial herb (Jeffersonia diphyllia).
Twin-lepy adjAfter "Onlepi/ Onlepy"- twofold, double; two only.
Twinless adjNot having or lacking twins.
Twin-light nTwilight, dusk, the crespular.
Twin-like adjResembling or characteristic of a twin or twins.
Twinling nA twin.
Twinly adjTo an equal extent; in an identical degree; doubly.
Twinned adjPaired; coupled, joined together.
Twinner nOne who gives birth to twins. 2. of an animal, a breeder of twins.
Twinning nThe action of parting or separation.
Twin-room nA room, especially in a hotel, that has two single rooms.
Twinship nThe condition of being a twin or a twin. 2. relations of a twin or twins.
Twin-sisterhood nThe relationship of twin sisters.
Twin-soul nKindred spirits, soul mates.
Twin-spreche n"Twin-speak" - double or deceitful speech.
Twin steamer nA double-hulled vessel with a paddle between.
Twinter nOf two winters; a period of two winters. 2. a two year-old (said of cattle, horse and sheep)
Twins n"The Twins" - the constellation "Gemini"
Twin-towns nOne of a pair of towns (usu. in different countries)that have established official links. 2. of a city, town linked with another (in a different country) for the purpose of friendship and cultural exchange.
Twiny adjOf the nature of twine.
Twirede adjOf or in two minds or counsel: undecided, irresolute, not unanimous.
Twirl nA rapid rotary motion; a flourish. ????/
Twirl vbTo turn around rapidly.
Twirl phr"Twirl One's Thumbs" - have nothing to do.????
Twissel nO.E. meanings include: forked, double, confluence, junction. 2. twofold. 3. a double fruit or a pair of like things growing on a tree.
Twist nA twisting force. 2. anything twisted, or the act of twisting. 3. degree of stress or strain when twisted. 4. type of thread. 5. sliver of lemon peel. 6. sudden bend (or short series of bends) in a road, path, etc distortion to the meaning of a word or passage. 7. unexpected turn in a story, tale, etc

type of dance. 8. rotation of the body when diving. 9. sprain, especially to the ankle. 10. slang: girl, woman. 11. roll of twisted dough, baked. 12. material for gun barrels. 13. spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon. 14. beverage made of brandy and gin. 15. strong individual tendency.

Twist vbTo turn the ends in opposite directions. 2. to join together by twining. 3. to turn a knob etc. 4. to distort or change the truth or meaning. 5. to wind, to follow a wavy course. 6. to form a twist (in any of the above meanings). 7. to injure (a body part) by bending it in the wrong direction.
Twist phr"Twist off" - remove by turning, as the top of a bottle.
Twist phr"Twist in the Wind" - to be left in the state of suspense or uncertainty.
Twist phr"Twist Someone's Arm" - to put pressure on someone into doing something that which they are reluctant to do.
Twist phr"Twist the Knife" - to deliberately do or say something to worsen a situation or increase a person's distress, irritation or anger.
Twist phr"Twist Up" - contort, distort (in pain, disgust, contempt, envy etc).
Twist-bit nA brace bit that allows for a claen accurate boring.
Twisted adjForced out of the natural or proper shape; crumpled. 2. injure by wrenching; sprained. 3. of a personality or way of thinking unpleasantly or unhealthily abnormal; warped. 4. in a twisted or crumpled mass.
Twistedly advIn a twisted or crumpled mass.
Twistedness nIn a twisted state or condition.
Twister nA swindler, dishonest person. 2. a tornado.
Twist-free adjFree or without twists or turns; straight.
Twistily advIn a twisty manner, characterized by many twists, bends or turns.
Twistless adjProducing or having no (or very little)twist.
Twists-and-turns nVarious and confusing tactics intended to achieve or evade something (often with delaying or deceit).
Twist-tie nA small piece of plastic-covered wire to be twisted around the neck of a plastic bag as a closure.
Twisty adjNot arranged or moving in a straight line; winding, bending.
Twit nA reproach or a taunt, usually good-humored.
Twit vbTo reproach, blame, or taunt.
Twitted adjTaunted.
Twitch nSudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition; vellication. 2. the act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve. 3. a short, spastic contraction of the fibers or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.
Twitch vbTo snatch by way of robbery or theft. 2. to pinch and pull at with pincers or the like; to nip; to hurt or pain by doing this. 3. of a nerve: to twinge, shoot. 4. to go with a sudden swift motion; to dart, shoot. 5. make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion. 6. move with abrupt, sudden motion, seemingly uncontrolled motions; jerk. 7. toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air; flip. 8. squeeze tightly between the fingers; squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch. To pull with a sudden jerk; to pluck with a short, quick motion; to snatch; as, to twitch one by the sleeve; to twitch a thing out of another's hand; to twitch off clusters of grapes.
Twitch phr "At a Twitch" - in a moment; without delay.
Twitch-bell nAn earwig.
Twitched adjIrritable, rattled.
Twitchel nA fork in a road; a forked way. 2. a narrow passage between walls or hedges. 3. a noose.
Twitcher nA bird-watcher whose main aim is to collect and report sightings of rare birds.
Twitchily advIn a manner of twitching
Twitchiness nState or condition of nervousness, fidgetness, irritability.
Twitching nThe involuntary action of twitching. 2. jerking, plucking, nipping, convulsing, or spasmodic movement.
Twitch-up nA pegged down snare attached to an elastic sapling or the like, which springs up and strangles the game when sprung. 2. a noose, loop. 3. a place in or part of a vein where it is compressed or narrows. 4. a small lock of wool or flax twisted around the forefinger of the left hand in spinning. 5. forceps, tweezers.
Twitch-up vbTo hang.
Twitchy adjCharacterized by twitching, having a tendency to twitch; also nervous, fidgety, irritable; also said of a smile.
Twi-thought nAn indistinct or vague thought.
Twi-tongued adjHaving two tongues; double-tongued; two-tongued and (by extension) deceitful.
Twitten nA narrow passage between two walls or hedges; a laneway.
Twitter vbTo upbraid, rebuke.
Twixt prpAphetic form of betwixt (preposition or adverb).
Twixten aBetween.
Twizeled adjForked (?)
Two adjBeing one more than one.
Two nThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number. 2. one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots; deuce. 3. one or two, a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number. 4. the sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects. 5. a symbol representing two units. 6. in two, asunder; into two parts; in halves; in twain; as, cut in two.
Two phr"Be In Two Minds" - be undecided between two alternatives.
Two phr"Be a Two-edged Sword" - to involve both advantages and disadvantages of similar significance.
Two phr"For Two Pins I Would Do So-and-so" - my tolerance is almost exhausted and i am very tempted to do so-and-so.
Two phr"Have Two Left Feet" - clumsy, awkward
Two phr"Have Two Strings to One's Bow" - have two means to solve problems; be multi-skilled.
Two phr"In Two" - in or in two pieces; bisected.
Two phr"In Two Shakes" - immediately, in a moment, split second.
Two phr"In Two Twos" - in a very short time; directly, immediately.
Two phr"Knock Two Heads Together" - to make two persons come to their senses and deal with each other.
Two phr"Life's a Two-way Street" - fig. life requires mutual action.
Two phr"Put Two and Two Together" - deduce.
Two phr"That Makes Two of Us" - that is true of me also.
Two phr"Throw In Somebody's Twopence Worth" - to modestly supply one's own facts or views.
Two phr"Two and Two Make Four" - someone or a situation is a matter of fact; a self-evident proposition.
Two phr"Two A Penny" - also worthless, be easily obtained.
Two phr"Two By Two" - in pairs.
Two phr"Two Can Live As Cheaply As One" - an argument put forth in favor of two people living together (esp. from a man point of view when women were presumed not to be wage earners).
Two phr"Two Can Play that Game" - another person's behavior can be copied to that person's disadvantage.
Two phr"Two Fat Ladies" - in the game of bingo, a traditional call for the number eighty-eight (88).
Two phr"Two Fingers Up" - a gesture of contempt.
Two phr"Two Heads Are Better Than One" - some problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.
Two phr"Two Men and a Dog" - very few people.
Two phr"Two of a Kind" - two persons or things that are similar.
Two phr"Two Thumbs Up" - of the gesture of putting up two thumbs instead just one; as a hand gesture indicating strong approval.
Two phr"Two-time Somebody" - deceive one's (sexual) partner by simultaneously having a sexual relationship with someone else.
Two phr"Two Up Two Down" - a house with two reception rooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs.
Two phr"Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" - the fact that someone has done something unjust or dishonest is no justification for acting in a similar way.
Two phr"Two Wrongs Make a Right" - in logic, ethics: a logical fallacy whereby a wrongful action is justified by the commission of another.
Two phr"Where Two or Three Are Gathered Together" - where there is a group (hover small) that is united in felowship, interest or a commom goal.
Two-at-a-length nTandem
Two-bit adjCheap, petty.
Two-bolt lock nOne combining latch and lock. The former is operated by a knob and spindle or by a slide, and the latter by a key.
Two-by-four nA piece of timber measuring two inches by four inches by finishing; much used in building.
Two-by-four adjMeasuring two inches by four inches. 2. of trifling size or significance; narrow or limited.
Two-edged adjDouble-edged; having two sharp edges on each sides as a sword; cutting both ways. 2. (fig.) ambiguous, having two meanings one of which might be regarded as uncomplimentary.
Two-fisted adjTough, aggressive, or vigorous drinker. 2. a person clutching a drink in each handle.
Two-fisted drinker nSomeone who can handle their liquor well
Two-fold adjDouble; consisting of two strands or threads twisted into one.
Two-fold advIn a two-fold manner or degree; doubly.
Two-foldedness nState or quality of being two-fold.
Two-foldly adjIn a two fold manner; doubly.
Two-footed adjHaving the ability to do or perform feats with both feet, such as footballer who can kick the ball equally well with either foot. 2. a bipedal; two-legged
Two-handed adjAmbidextrous. 2. having two hands. 3. constructed for use with two persons; requiring two hands or two players.
Two-handed saw nA large saw with a handle at each end and operated by two men for cross-cutting stuff of large section.
Two-headed adjHaving two heads or faces on one body. 2. directed by two bosses or chiefs; existing under two coordinated authorities.
Two-hearted adjDeceitful, deceptive, untrustworthy.
Two hundred nThe cardinal number occurring after after one hundred and ninety-nine and two hundred and one.
Two-income adjReceiving two incomes or wages. 2. a two income family with both partners receiving an income.
Two-ish adjAny time close to two o'clock.
Two-lipped adjBi-labial.
Two-lofted adjTwo-storied, two-tier, two etaged.
Two-ness nThe fact or state of being two. 2. duality; doubleness.
Two-penn'orth nAs much as its worth or costs twopence. 2. a paltry or insignificant.
Twopenny adjCosting two pence, esp. before decimalization. 2. cheap, worthless.
Twopenny-halfpenny adjCheap, insignificant.
Twos vbTo keep company with a person of the opposite sex.
Two-score nForty.
Two-sea'd adjSituated between two seas; bismaris.
Two-seater nVehicle or aircraft with two seats. 2. a sofa, etc for two people.
Two shot nA film, a scene shot in the camera positioned to observe two actors.
Two-sided adjBilateral; two-sideness. 2. fig. having two parts or aspects.
Twosing nCompanionship with a person of the opposite sex. 2. a couple; an item; a duo.
Twosing vbTo keep company with a person of the opposite sex. 2. to date, partner, accompany
Twosome nTwo persons together. 2. two in company. 3. a pair of lovers. 4. a dance, game etc for two persons. 5. something performed by two persons together.
Two-speed adjAdapted for two speeds.
Two-start phrIn(mathematics, in two dimensions) - describing a double spiral that starts at the origin and divides the plane into two. 2. (mathematics, in three dimensions) - describing a construction of two helices that wrap around the same cylinder; if infinite, would divide the surface of the cylinder into two
Two-step na round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time.
Two-stroke phrDenoting an internal combustion engine making one explosion of every two piston-strokes, used esp in motorcycles.
Two-thirds nBeing two thirds of the usual dimension.
Two time vbTo act or be unfaithful or double-cross one to whom loyalty is owed, especially in love.
Two-timer nOne who double-crosses or is unfaithful to someone they owed loyalty to, especially in love.
Two-timing nThe act or action of deceiving a person, esp. one whom loyalty is owed to, especially in love. 2. the act of unfaithfulness of a spouse or lover; by double-crossing or betraying the trust of a spouse or partner by simultaneously having a sexual relationship with some else other than your spouse or partner.
Two-tongued adjHypocritical; double-tongued; twi-tongued.
Two twos advIn a very short time; directly; immediately.
Two-up nAn Australian game of chance, where two coins are simultaneously tossed into the air and bets or wagers are placed on certain outcomes.
Two-way adjSupported by both sides; "a two-way treaty" :bipartisan, two-party, 2. involving two parts or elements. 3. operating or permitting operation in either of two opposite directions. 4.serving to connect at will one pipe or channel with either of two others; as, a two-way cock.
Two-way cock nA tap allowing fliud to run in either of two channels.
Two-way streetnOccuring or existing in two directions; reciprocal. 2. fig. a situation of mutual action. 3. something that works in both ways.
Two-wheeler nA vehicle with two wheels.
Ty sfxThe final suffix of the "Tens" in the numbers: "Twenty, thirty, forty etc."
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