NounPair (plural Pairs or pair)
- 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.
- (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.
Adjectives for Pair
pensive; incestuous; assorted; canniest; trusting; happy; inseparable; immense; innocent; elegant; gorgeous; excitable; newly- married; epic; spindle; bereaved; newly-hatched; illustrious; imprudent; wedded; paltry; particular; ill-sorted; lively.
Gaussian integer, accouple, accumulate, ace, affiliate, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup, algebraic number, ally, amass, articulate, assemble, associate, band, band together, batch, be in cahoots, best bower, bond, both, bower, brace, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bring together, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, cabal, cardinal, cardinal number, cards, cement, cement a union, centralize, chain, clap together, club, club together, clubs, clump, cluster, collect, colligate, collocate, combine, come together, compare, compile, complex number, comprise, concatenate, confederate, conglobulate, conglomerate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, consociate, conspire, copulate, corral, couple, couple up, couplet, cover, craps, cumulate, deck, defective number, deuce, diamonds, dig up, distich, double, double harness, double-harness, double-team, doublet, doubleton, draw together, dredge up, drive together, duad, duet, dummy, duo, dyad, embrace, encompass, equipage, even number, face cards, federalize, federate, finite number, flush, four-in-hand, fraction, full house, gang, gang up, gather, gather in, gather together, get in, get together, glue, go in partners, go in partnership, group, hand, hearts, hook up with, imaginary number, impair, include, infinity, integer, irrational, irrational number, jack, join, join forces, join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, joker, juxtapose, king, knave, knot, lay together, league, left bower, link, look-alikes, lump together, make up, marry, marshal, mass, match, matching pair, mate, mates, merge, mixed number, mobilize, muster, ordinal, organize, pack, pair off, partner, picture cards, piece together, playing cards, polygonal number, prime number, pure imaginary, put together, queen, raise, rake up, rally, randem, rational, rational number, real, real number, rectangular number, rig, roll into one, round, round number, round up, royal flush, rubber, ruff, scrape together, serial number, set, set of two, singleton, snake eyes, solder, spades, span, spike, spike team, splice, stand together, stand up with, stick together, straight, surd, take in, take up, tandem, tape, team, team up, team up with, team with, the two, three-up, throw in with, tie, tie in with, tie up with, transcendental number, transfinite number, trey, trick, trump, turnout, twain, twin, twins, two, twosome, unicorn, unify, unionize, unite, unite with, wed, weld, whip in, whole number, yoke
- enPR: pâr, IPA: /peə(r)/, SAMPA: /pe@(r)/
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- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
- Homophones: pare, pear
- The translations below need to be checked.
- To digest
- (number) even
Pair m. (plural Pairs)
- pari m.
From Latin par 'equal'
Pair m. (plural Pairs)
- (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) pear