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NOUN (4)

1. a set of two similar things considered as a unit;
[syn: pair, brace]

2. two items of the same kind;
[syn: couple, pair, 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;


VERB (5)

1. form a pair or pairs;
- Example: "The two old friends paired off"
[syn: pair, pair off, partner off, couple]

2. bring two objects, ideas, or people together;
- Example: "This fact is coupled to the other one"
- Example: "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"
- Example: "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
[syn: match, mate, couple, pair, twin]

3. occur in pairs;
[syn: pair, geminate]

4. arrange in pairs;
- Example: "Pair these numbers"
[syn: pair, geminate]

5. engage in sexual intercourse;
- Example: "Birds mate in the Spring"
[syn: copulate, mate, pair, couple]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pair \Pair\ (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. Apparel, Par equality, Peer an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. Note: [Now mostly or quite disused.] [1913 Webster] Two crowns in my pocket, two pair of cards. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen. [1913 Webster] 4. A married couple; a man and wife. "A happy pair." --Dryden. "The hapless pair." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of pants; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows. [1913 Webster] 6. Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question (in order, for example, to allow the members to be absent during the vote without affecting the outcome of the vote), or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote. [Parliamentary Cant] Note: A member who is thus paired with one who would have voted oppositely is said to be paired for or paired against a measure, depending on the member's position. [1913 Webster +PJC] 7. (Kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion. [1913 Webster] Note: Pairs are named in accordance with the kind of motion they permit; thus, a journal and its bearing form a turning pair, a cylinder and its piston a sliding pair, a screw and its nut a twisting pair, etc. Any pair in which the constraining contact is along lines or at points only (as a cam and roller acting together), is designated a higher pair; any pair having constraining surfaces which fit each other (as a cylindrical pin and eye, a screw and its nut, etc.), is called a lower pair. [1913 Webster] Pair royal (pl. Pairs Royal) three things of a sort; -- used especially of playing cards in some games, as cribbage; as three kings, three "eight spots" etc. Four of a kind are called a double pair royal. "Something in his face gave me as much pleasure as a pair royal of naturals in my own hand." --Goldsmith. "That great pair royal of adamantine sisters [the Fates]." --Quarles. [Written corruptly parial and prial.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Pair, Flight, Set. Usage: Originally, pair was not confined to two things, but was applied to any number of equal things (pares), that go together. Ben Jonson speaks of a pair (set) of chessmen; also, he and Lord Bacon speak of a pair (pack) of cards. A "pair of stairs" is still in popular use, as well as the later expression, "flight of stairs." [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pair \Pair\, v. t. [See Impair.] To impair. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pair \Pair\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paired; p. pr. & vb. n. Pairing.] 1. To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. [1913 Webster] 2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. [1913 Webster] My heart was made to fit and pair with thine. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] 3. Same as To pair off. See phrase below. [1913 Webster] To pair off, to separate from a group in pairs or couples; specif. (Parliamentary Cant), to agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues. See Pair, n., 6. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pair \Pair\, v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Glossy jet is paired with shining white. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions. [Parliamentary Cant] [1913 Webster] Paired fins. (Zool.) See under Fin. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pair n 1: a set of two similar things considered as a unit [syn: pair, brace] 2: two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair, 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 v 1: form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off" [syn: pair, pair off, partner off, couple] 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, pair, twin] 3: occur in pairs [syn: pair, geminate] 4: arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers" [syn: pair, geminate] 5: engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring" [syn: copulate, mate, pair, couple]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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