Pair

Definition of Pair

Pronunciation: pâr
n.1.
1.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.]
Two crowns in my pocket, two pair of cards.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.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.
3.Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
4.A married couple; a man and wife.
5.A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of pants; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.
6.Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question (in order, for example, to allow the members to be absent during the vote without affecting the outcome of the vote), or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote.
7.(Kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
Pair royal
three things of a sort; - used especially of playing cards in some games, as cribbage; as three kings, three "eight spots" etc. Four of a kind are called a double pair royal.
- Goldsmith.
v. i.1.To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
[imp. & p. p. Paired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pairing.]
2.To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
My heart was made to fit and pair with thine.
- Rowe.
3.Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
To pair off
to separate from a group in pairs or couples;
to agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues. See Pair, n., 6.
v. t.1.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.
Glossy jet is paired with shining white.
- Pope.
2.To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
Paired fins
(Zool.) See under Fin.
1.To impair.

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