- Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.
- I couldn't decide which of the pair of designer shirts I preferred, so I bought the pair.
- Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.
- Spouses should make a great pair.
- Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plurale tantum)
- a pair of scissors; two pairs of spectacles; several pairs of jeans
- but not a pair of cymbals
- A couple of working animals attached to work together, as by a yoke.
- A pair is harder to drive than two mounts with separate riders.
- (card games) A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.
- (cricket) A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
- (baseball, informal) A double play, two outs recorded in one play
- They turned a pair to end the fifth.
- (baseball, informal) A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams
- The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.
- (slang) A pair of breasts
- She's got a gorgeous pair.
- (Australia, politics) The exclusion of one member of a parliamentary party from a vote, if a member of the other party is absent for important personal reasons.
two similar or identical things
two people in some relationship
used in the names of some objects having two identical/complementary halves
A couple of working animals attached to work together
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- (transitive) To group into sets of two.
- The wedding guests were paired boy-girl and groom's party-bride's party
- (transitive) To bring two (animals, notably dogs) together for mating.
to group into sets of two
Conjugation of pair (third conjugation with -eix- infix)
From Latin par (“equal”).
- (number) even
pair m (plural pairs)
- pari m
From Latin pirum.
pair m (plural pairs)
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