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pair
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 14
1. 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.
2. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
3. A married couple; a man and wife.
4. 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.
7. 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.]
8. A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar metals joined at their extremities, for producing a thermoelectric current.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
3. Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To impair.
2. 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.
3. To engage ( one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
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