Adjective "ii" definition and examples

(Ii may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/tuː/

Definitions and examples

cardinal number

Equivalent to the sum of one and one; one less than three; 2.
  1. 'a romantic weekend for two in Paris'
  2. 'This is why regular eye check ups every two years over the age of 40 are very important.'
  3. 'He was dressed in a similar way, but was carrying a small dark rucksack with two stripes down the middle.'
  4. 'Police were called after reports of a violent fight between two men outside the bar.'
  5. 'Sundays are pasta nights so we ordered two big orders of pasta and a kid's meal for Mark.'
  6. 'It was uncomfortable and there were two long nights ahead, but it made little difference.'
  7. 'The landlady was having a late night drink with friends when two men entered the pub and demanded cash.'
  8. 'He wore a long black coat over a sliver shirt with the top two buttons undone.'
  9. 'I shrugged and watched her put two waffles in a toaster for me.'
  10. 'Now, after nearly two years, life is gradually returning to normal for Peg and her family.'
  11. 'What we found when we dined there two weekends ago measured up to our expectations in every way.'
  12. 'they would straggle home in ones and twos'
  13. 'People are buying surfboards in twos and threes.'
  14. 'That was certainly once true of America's newspapers, which in a big country are distributed by city, almost invariably in ones or twos.'
  15. 'She's not the only one - the actors have it as well, coming down in the elevator at the Winter Garden in twos and threes, then wandering out the stage door onto Victoria St. in search of a sugar fix.'
  16. 'After collecting our bags, we are greeted in twos and threes by a pack of smiling Greek landladies who, despite speaking an alien tongue, welcome us into their homes.'
  17. 'There are the occasional Help Lines for any emergencies that may arise, but if it is at all possible, find a buddy, as walking in twos will make you feel a lot better.'
  18. 'Standing in the garden for my evening breath of air, the skies overhead were clear and as the light faded the stars came out, first in ones and twos, then in threes and fours, and then in their millions.'
  19. 'A couple of cameramen and a photographer from Elle arrive to capture the backstage atmosphere, and the girls switch on the charm, posing coquettishly in twos and threes.'
  20. 'He mostly takes people out in groups of ones and twos, and normally it's in a wide-open space.'
  21. 'However, Jeihan prefers to present human figures alone or in twos (like a mother and her child) or three figures at most.'
  22. 'The trees in the small square by the Quadrant centre - a sort of shopping mall - still have leaves on them and they drifted down in ones and twos from a clear, sunny sky.'
  23. 'The full set of first teeth is usually through by the age of two and a half years.'
  24. 'There will be a professionally run crèche on site for children between the ages of two and eight.'
  25. 'Nkosi was initially given nine months to live when Johnson took him in at the age of two.'
  26. 'In the hospital he was taken to, there were some who had had the condition from as young as two or three.'
  27. 'Ever since the age of two, Mary has been helping her mum Rebecca look after the rest of the family.'
  28. 'He was taught to ride by his parents and first sat in a saddle at the age of two.'
  29. 'They cater for men and boys from the age of two upwards and have trousers and jeans up to a 62 in waist.'
  30. 'Since the age of two she has been blind in one eye and has only limited vision in the other.'
  31. 'As a fairly typical family of four, with children aged two and six, it is a fear we share.'
  32. 'the pub closed at two'
  33. 'The Duke and his entourage drank and ate from two in the afternoon to late into the night.'
  34. 'She used to work round the clock, often starting at two in the morning and finishing at six in the evening.'
  35. 'She suspected he was taking her picture but it was two in the morning; she didn't care.'
  36. 'If people cannot control themselves at one or two in the morning, how are they going to cope later on?'
  37. 'Further on, at about two in the morning, I left the bar and went to a cafe for a cup of coffee.'
  38. 'I saw it on SBS at about two in the morning, once, and sat there aghast for the duration.'
  39. 'It was very late one night, about two in the morning, and there was this fabulous drumming rain.'
  40. 'Some say that if either player has any aces and twos in their concealed hand which can be played to the centre, they must play one such card to break the stalemate.'
  41. 'Before the set, the two and three of spades and the two and three of hearts should be removed from the deck.'
  42. 'If Player A asks Player B if he has any twos, the answer is no.'
  43. 'If it turns out that all the players in the showdown have twos, they all lose and the pot is carried forward to the next deal.'
  44. 'Three aces are the best trio and three twos are the lowest.'
  45. 'Aces are worth one point and threes, twos and pictures are worth one third of a point each.'
  46. 'Jake threw down his cards as well, showing a pair of twos and three kings, and both boys looked to David to see his hand.'
  47. 'The twos are important: there is a special bonus for winning a trick, particularly the last trick, with a two.'
  48. 'Hola may be played with sevens as the only wild cards, twos being worthless.'
  49. 'Several cards may be designated as wild - for example all the twos.'

More definitions

1. the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet (II, π).

2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.

3. Mathematics. the letter π, used as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. the ratio itself:

3.141592+.

More examples(as adjective)

"trials can be ii."

"buildings can be ii."

"products can be ii."

"systems can be ii."

"studies can be ii."

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Origin

(pi)Old English twā (feminine and neuter) of Germanic origin; related to Dutch twee and German zwei, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin and Greek duo. Compare with twain.

Phrase

a — or two (or two or three —)
in two
put two and two together
that makes two of us
two by two (or two and two)
two can play at that game
two cents (or two cents' worth)
two's company, three's a crowd
two heads are better than one