Associations to the word «Pair»

Pictures for the word «Pair»

Wiktionary

PAIR, noun. Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.
PAIR, noun. Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.
PAIR, noun. Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plurale tantum)
PAIR, noun. A couple of working animals attached to work together, as by a yoke.
PAIR, noun. (cards) A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.
PAIR, noun. (cricket) A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
PAIR, noun. (baseball) (informal) A double play, two outs recorded in one play
PAIR, noun. (baseball) (informal) A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams
PAIR, noun. (slang) A pair of breasts
PAIR, noun. (Australia) (politics) The exclusion of one member of a parliamentary party from a vote, if a member of the other party is absent for important personal reasons.
PAIR, noun. 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.
PAIR, noun. (archaic) A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set.
PAIR, noun. (kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion; named in accordance with the motion it permits, as in turning pair, sliding pair, twisting pair.
PAIR, verb. (transitive) To group into sets of two.
PAIR, verb. (transitive) To bring two (animals, notably dogs) together for mating.
PAIR, verb. (politics) (slang) To engage (oneself) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
PAIR, verb. (intransitive) To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
PAIR, verb. (computing) to form wireless connection between to devices
PAIR, verb. (obsolete) To impair.
PAIR BOND, noun. A relationship, often permanent, formed between a male and female animal; initiated during courtship and maintained after mating
PAIR OF COMPASSES, noun. A tool used to draw circles, usually consisting of two arms joined at one end in such a way that the arms can be opened and closed; one of the arms is pointed at its free end while the other holds a pencil, pencil lead or some other implement for making marks.
PAIR OF EYEGLASSES, noun. A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.
PAIR OF GLASSES, noun. A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.
PAIR OF PANTS, noun. A single garment that covers one's legs individually with sleeves, and also covers the pelvis.
PAIR OF PANTS, noun. (topology) The orientable surface of genus two having three boundary components.
PAIR OF SPECS, noun. A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.
PAIR OF SPECTACLES, noun. A pair of lenses set in a frame worn on the nose and ears in order to correct deficiencies in eyesight or to ornament the face.
PAIR OF STAIRS, noun. (chiefly British) (rare or dated) A flight of stairs
PAIR OF UNDERWEAR, noun. An item of clothing that is worn under one's trousers or pants.
PAIR OFF, verb. (intransitive) To separate into groups of two.
PAIR OFF, verb. (transitive) To join two people into a relationship.
PAIR OFF, verb. (intransitive) (politics) (dated) To agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues.
PAIR PRODUCTION, noun. (physics) The simultaneous creation of a particle and its antiparticle
PAIR PROGRAMMING, noun. (computing) (programming) A software development technique, part of extreme programming, in which two programmers work together at a single keyboard, one coding while the other observes and reviews. The roles are switched at regular intervals.
PAIR UP, verb. (transitive) To put into pairs; to put into a group of two.
PAIR UP, verb. (intransitive) To get into pairs; to join together to make a group of two.

Dictionary definition

PAIR, noun. A set of two similar things considered as a unit.
PAIR, noun. Two items of the same kind.
PAIR, noun. Two people considered as a unit.
PAIR, noun. A poker hand with 2 cards of the same value.
PAIR, verb. Form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off".
PAIR, verb. 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".
PAIR, verb. Occur in pairs.
PAIR, verb. Arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers".
PAIR, verb. Engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring".

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