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Definitions of pair

  1. To be joined in pairs; to fit as corresponding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To mate; match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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
  4. To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To join in couples; to mate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To join in couples. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Same as To pair off. See phrase below. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. To be joined in couples: to fit as a counterpart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To be joined in couples; match. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. occur in pairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. To unite in couples. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. 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.
  16. a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. two people considered as a unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar metals joined at their extremities, for producing a thermoelectric current. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A married couple; a man and wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Two things suited, or used together; a couple; man and wife. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. 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.
  30. A single thing having two like or corresponding parts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.

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Usage examples for pair

  1. Jeanne felt herself suddenly lifted in a pair of strong arms. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. What is the truth about this pair – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
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