1 a set of two similar things considered as a unit [syn: brace]
2 two items of the same kind [syn: couple, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]
3 two people considered as a unit
4 a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
2 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" [syn: match, mate, couple, twin]
3 occur in pairs [syn: geminate]
4 arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers" [syn: geminate]
- Two similar or identical things taken together.
- I couldn't decide which of the two dresses I preferred, so I bought the pair.
- (followed by of) Two; a couple of.
- Two people in a
- My wife and I make a great pair.
- Used in the names of some objects and garments that have two
similar parts or halves.
- a pair of scissors
- a pair of jeans
- but not a pair of cymbals
- a pair of jeans
- a pair of scissors
- A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
- A double play,
two outs recorded in one play
- They turned a pair to end the fifth.
- A doubleheader,
two games played on the same day between the same teams
- The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.
- A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank which cannot also count as a better hand.
- - pair (of breasts) - she's got a gorgeous pair.
- pair (of breasts) - see
two similar or identical things
- to digest
- (number) even
The word pair, derived via the French words pair/paire from the Latin par 'equal', can refer to:
- 2 (number), two of something
- Au pair, a work agreement
- Couple, various senses for two joined things
- Even number, in roulette etc.
- Ordered pair, in Mathematics and set theory
- Twisted pair, a couple of electric wires twisted together
- Pair (parliamentary convention), matching of members unable to attend, so as not to change the voting margin
- pair, the French equivalent of peer, holder of a French Pairie, French high title roughly equivalent to a member of the British peerage
- pair, a member of the Prussian House of Lords
- Pair (Cricket): "getting a pair" means being out for 0 in both innings of a match
- A handshaking process in Bluetooth communications
pair in German: Pair
pair in French: Pair
pair in Dutch: Pair
pair in Japanese: ペア
pair in Portuguese: Par
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