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Definitions of pair

  1. a set of two similar things considered as a unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. two items of the same kind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make love; "Birds mate in the Spring" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. occur in pairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. two people considered as a unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To impair. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar metals joined at their extremities, for producing a thermoelectric current. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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 stairs.] Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A married couple; a man and wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Same as To pair off. See phrase below. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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 stairs.] Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Two things of a kind, similar in form and used together; as, a pair of shoes; a single thing composed of two like parts; as, a pair of spectacles; a married couple; a couple or brace; as, a pair of ducks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To join in couples; to mate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To come together in couples; as, to pair off in a dance; to match; suit each other. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Two things equal, or suited to each other, or used together: a couple: a man and his wife. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To join in couples. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To be joined in couples: to fit as a counterpart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To be joined in couples; match. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Two things suited, or used together; a couple; man and wife. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To mate; match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Two persons or things of a kind associated; a couple; brace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A single thing having two like or corresponding parts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and used together; a couple; a man and his wife. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To unite in couples. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To be joined in pairs; to fit as corresponding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. Two of a sort; a couple; a man and his wife. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. To couple; to suit; to assort together in twos, as being similar or adapted to each other; to unite in couples. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. p[=a]r, v.t. (Spens.) to impair. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. p[=a]r, n. two things equal, or suited to each other, or used together: a set of two equal or like things forming one instrument, as a pair of scissors, tongs, &c., a set of like things generally: in building, a flight of stairs: a couple: a man and his wife: two members of a legislative body, holding opposite opinions, who agree with each other to abstain from voting for a certain time, so as to permit one or both to be absent.--v.t. to join in couples.--v.i. to be joined in couples: to fit as a counterpart.--adj. PAIRED, arranged in pairs: set by twos of a like kind: mated.--ns. PAIR'ING, an agreement between two members of a legislative body holding opposite opinions to refrain from voting, so that both may absent themselves; PAIR'ING-TIME, the time when birds go together in pairs; PAIR'-ROY'AL, three cards of the same denomination, esp. in cribbage.--adv. PAIR'-WISE, in pairs.--PAIR OF COLOURS, two flags carried by a regiment, one the national ensign, the other the flag of the regiment; PAIR OFF (see PAIRING above). [Fr. paire, a couple--pair, like--L. par, equal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Set of two, couple, (esp. of things that usu. exist or are used in couples, as gloves, shoes, sculls, heels, eyes); p.-royal, set of three cards of same denomination or of three dice turning up same number; article consisting of two corresponding parts not used separately, as p. of scissors, tongs, trousers; engaged or married couple; mated couple of animals; p. (of horses), two horses harnessed together; (Parl.) two voters on opposite sides absenting themselves from division by mutual agreement; p. (flight) of stairs, of steps; another p. of SHOES; p.-horse a., for a p. of horses; p.-oar, boat rowed by p. of oars. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Arrange (persons, things), be arranged, in couples; unite (t. & i.) in love or marriage; (of animals) mate; unite (with one of opposite sex); p. off, put two by two, (intr.) go off in pairs, (Parl.) make a pair, (colloq.) marry (with). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. [L.] Of stairs, cards, organs, = a set ; so " Peers," in House of Lords, a body of equals, in deliberation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  46. n. [Latin] Two things of a kind, similar in form, applied to the same purpose, and suited to each other or used together; a couple; a brace;—formerly a pack, as of cards; a flight, as of stairs; a set. Cabinet Dictionary

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