Definition of number two in English:

number two

Syllabification: num·ber two


  • 1A second in command: my conscientious number two in the task force
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    • Yves Colleu will be my right-hand man, my number two.
    • World number two and second seed Beachill faces Pakistan's Mansoor Zaman in round one, while Willstrop takes on a qualifier when the action gets underway on August 11.
    • Now, Secretary Richardson did send his number two, his deputy, to speak to Congress.
  • 1.1A person or thing ranked second in ability or size.
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    • He was once ranked number two in England and was Southern Area Champion in the late 1970s.
    • Everyone is healthy, I can finally play, and most importantly, we're undefeated - ranked as number two in the nation even.
    • Maryland was ranked number two in micro research (tied with Michigan).
  • 2Used euphemistically to refer to feces, especially in reference to children.

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