Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun, adjective & pronoun Two.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Two.
  • noun Two units, occurring or regarded either singly or separate; a couple; a pair.
  • To part in twain; divide; sunder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque.
  • in halves; into two parts; asunder.
  • (Meteor.) Same as Cumulo-stratus.

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  • noun dated two

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun two items of the same kind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English tweien, twaine, from Old English twēgen; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English tweyne, tweien, twaine, from Old English feminine of twēġen ("two"), from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare the word two.

Examples

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  • No, not train, twain.

    July 10, 2007

  • "He split Robin's arrow in twain!"

    July 10, 2007

  • Never the twain shall meet. At least not on the twacks, we hope.

    July 10, 2007

  • "I'm not supposed to lose. Let me see the script."

    July 11, 2007

  • two wings

    July 24, 2009