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Pair 1Definition: A number of
things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of
stairs. "A pair of
beads." Chaucer. Beau.
Fl. "Four pair of
stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused, except as to
Pair 2Definition: Two
things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of
stockings; a pair of shoes.
Pair 3Definition: Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of
horses; a pair of oxen.
Pair 4Definition: A married couple; a man and wife.
Pair 5Definition: A single thing, composed of two
pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.
Pair 6Definition: Two
members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on
issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two
pairs on the final vote.
Pair 7Definition: In a mechanism, two
elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
Pair 8Definition: To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
Pair 9Definition: To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
Pair 10Definition: Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
Pair 11Definition: To unite in
couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as
things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.
Pair 12Definition: To impair.
pair 13Definition: a poker hand with cards of the same value
pair 14Definition: two people considered as a unit
pair 15Definition: a set of two similar things considered as a unit
pair 16Definition: two
items of the same kind
pair 17Definition: bring two
objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young
man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
pair 18Definition: make love;
"Birds mate in the Spring"
pair 19Definition: arrange in
pairs; "Pair these numbers"
pair 20Definition: occur in
pair 21Definition: form a pair or
pairs; "The two old
friends paired off"