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pair

 
 
pronunciation:
peIr
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
inflections: pair, pairs
definition 1: two things that are the same and are used together.
I bought a new pair of shoes yesterday.
 
similar words:
brace, couple, match, set
definition 2: a single object consisting of two parts joined together.
I need a pair of scissors.
 
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Homophone Note
The words pair, pare, and pear sound alike but have different meanings.