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pair

pair

 
pronunciation:
peIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
inflections: pair, pairs
definition 1: two like or corresponding items designed to be used together.
a pair of gloves
 
synonyms:
doublet, duo
similar words:
brace, couple, match, set, twosome
definition 2: a single object consisting of two parts joined together.
a pair of scissorsthree pairs of pants
 
definition 3: two persons who are married, engaged, living together, or who enjoy common interests or activities.
synonyms:
couple, duo, twosome
similar words:
match, team
definition 4: two animals that are mated or joined in work.
synonyms:
team
similar words:
brace, couple, set, span, tandem, yoke
definition 5: two cards of the same number.
a pair of aces
similar words:
couple, match
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: paired, pairing, pairs
definition 1: to arrange into groups of two; make a pair or pairs of.
synonyms:
couple, mate
similar words:
arrange, assemble, combine, connect, join, marry, match, organize, unite
definition 2: to match; mate.
Please pair your socks before putting them away.
synonyms:
couple, match, mate
similar words:
assemble, combine, connect, join, unite
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to separate persons or items into groups of two (often fol. by off).
The band members paired off in the new formation.
similar words:
couple, group
definition 2: to be one of a pair.
synonyms:
go, match
similar words:
associate, connect, correspond, couple, fit
definition 3: to mate or marry.
synonyms:
marry, mate, wed
similar words:
unite
Homophone Note
The words pair, pare, and pear sound alike but have different meanings.