• (n.) 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.]
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
  • (n.) A married couple; a man and wife.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
  • (v. i.) To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
  • (v. i.) To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
  • (v. i.) Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
  • (v. t.) To impair.

Compare pair with other words:

apple vs. pair

pair vs. pet

apair vs. pair

pair vs. wair

pair vs. vair

pair vs. parr

pair vs. pais

lair vs. pair

pair vs. par

fair vs. pair

pail vs. pair

paid vs. pair

pain vs. pair

hair vs. pair

air vs. pair

assembly vs. pair

pair vs. pier

pair vs. support

null vs. pair

combo vs. pair

geminy vs. pair

equipedal vs. pair

pair vs. trijugous

geminiflorous vs. pair

pair vs. syndyasmian

pair vs. quadrijugate

duad vs. pair

pair vs. subcontrary

multijugate vs. pair

binate vs. pair

deduplication vs. pair

pair vs. unijugate

bivium vs. pair

fold vs. pair

canine vs. pair

dogwatch vs. pair

mobile vs. pair

anchor vs. pair

pair vs. set

pair vs. pare

hurt vs. pair

bloke vs. pair

nettling vs. pair

pair vs. scorer

pair vs. polygenism

pair vs. twosome

contradictory vs. pair

bavarian vs. pair

doublet vs. pair

pair vs. stereoscope

headlight vs. pair

conjugated vs. pair

pair vs. pannier

goggle vs. pair

pair vs. trestle

geminate vs. pair

kicker vs. pair

manacle vs. pair

dihedral vs. pair

pair vs. rib

pair vs. paripinnate

pair vs. wired

bivalent vs. pair

pair vs. univalent

didymous vs. pair

backgammon vs. pair

pair vs. repair

pair vs. piece

pair vs. partner

fellow vs. pair

brace vs. pair

pair vs. yoke

pair vs. surrogate

pair vs. relation

pair vs. pant

duet vs. pair

binoculars vs. pair

dyad vs. pair

pair vs. presto

impair vs. pair

pair vs. parity

pair vs. pairing

counterpart vs. pair

fit vs. pair

pair vs. suit

mating vs. pair

dog vs. pair

animal vs. pair

bring vs. pair

group vs. pair

duo vs. pair

pair vs. parliamentary

breast vs. pair

exclusion vs. pair

out vs. pair

match vs. pair

duck vs. pair

pair vs. run

pair vs. zero

pair vs. score

pair vs. rank

card vs. pair

pair vs. poker

couple vs. pair

friendship vs. pair

pair vs. partnership

pair vs. people

pair vs. relationship

pair vs. taken

pair vs. together

pair vs. thing

identical vs. pair

pair vs. similar

mate vs. pair

pair vs. side

pair vs. pear

both vs. pair

dual vs. pair

pair vs. ring

octothorpe vs. pair

pair vs. two

girl vs. pair

andiron vs. pair

bit vs. pair