Definitions of pair

  1. To be joined in pairs; to fit as corresponding.
  2. To mate; match.
  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.
  4. To engage ( one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
  5. To join in couples; to mate.
  6. To join in couples.
  7. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
  8. Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
  9. To come together in couples; as, to pair off in a dance; to match; suit each other.
  10. To be joined in couples: to fit as a counterpart.
  11. To be joined in couples; match.
  12. arrange in pairs; " Pair these numbers"
  13. occur in pairs
  14. To unite in couples.
  15. To couple; to suit; to assort together in twos, as being similar or adapted to each other; to unite in couples.
  16. a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
  17. two people considered as a unit
  18. A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar metals joined at their extremities, for producing a thermoelectric current.
  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. & amp; Fl. " Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [ Now mostly or quite disused, except as to stairs.]
  20. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
  21. A married couple; a man and wife.
  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.
  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.
  24. In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
  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.]
  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.
  27. Two things equal, or suited to each other, or used together: a couple: a man and his wife.
  28. Two things suited, or used together; a couple; man and wife.
  29. Two persons or things of a kind associated; a couple; brace.
  30. A single thing having two like or corresponding parts.
  31. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and used together; a couple; a man and his wife.
  32. Two of a sort; a couple; a man and his wife.
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