American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Affording passage in two directions: a two-way street.
- adj. Moving in two directions: two-way traffic.
- adj. Permitting communication in two directions: a two-way radio.
- adj. Permitting flow in two directions: a two-way valve.
- adj. Expressive of or involving mutual action, relationship, or responsibility.
- adj. Involving two participants: a two-way treaty.
- adj. Sports Playing both offense and defense well: a two-way player.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the capacity to act in two ways: said of a fitting or fixture which has one inlet and one outlet.
- Noting a fitting resembling a T, with one inlet and two outlets, but no control over the flow through them.
- In mech., having two ways or passages.
- In mathematics, having a double mode of variation. Thus, a surface is a two-way spread.
- adj. of a highway allowing traffic in two directions
- adj. of traffic moving in both directions
- adj. etc. permitting communication in two directions
- adj. of a project, etc. involving the mutual action or participation of two parties
- adj. American football Playing both offense and defense in the same game
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Pipe Fitting) Serving to connect at will one pipe or channel with either of two others.
- adj. involving two parts or elements
- adj. supported by both sides
- adj. operating or permitting operation in either of two opposite directions
- From two- + way. Compare Old English twiweġ ("intersection, junction of two roads"). (Wiktionary)
“The cups of some of the brassieres seemed much more pointed than anything she had seen before, and an item called a two-way stretch, which looked as though it had plastic bones in the middle, was new to her.”
““This wasn’t what I’d call a two-way street,” said one government official who attended several of the financial meetings.”
“Orin Kerr: Plus, presumably it would create a two-way street: The Supreme Court would have to start looking to Congress to see if there is a statutory privacy law, and that if there is no such law, that should be evidence that no reasonable expectation of privacy exists even if the Court were otherwise inclined to recognize one.”
“Plus, presumably it would create a two-way street: The Supreme Court would have to start looking to Congress to see if there is a statutory privacy law, and that if there is no such law, that should be evidence that no reasonable expectation of privacy exists even if the Court were otherwise inclined to recognize one.”
“I think that even if there is a two-way system (so the child sees the person being accused), there could be a Sixth Amendment violation.”
“It's two-way gunfight going on or so it would seem.”
“At the first traffic light you will veer to the right onto a two-way access road (Lara) that parallels Coloso.”
“Backers of the ban say that the adoption of two-way radios in the mid-1990s has stifled the action and made for often-predictable racing.”
“The UCI refused to back down on its decision to phase out two-way race radio by the end of next season, but promised increased dialogue with teams.”
“Now that we are in the midst of the resulting crisis even the "experts" are realizing that trade needs to be a two-way street for it to work, and it hasn't been.”
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