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Definition of Pair

Pair

  1. A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar metals joined at their extremities, for producing a thermoelectric current.
  2. 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.]
  3. 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.
  4. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
  5. A married couple; a man and wife.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
  9. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
  10. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
  11. Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
  12. 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.
  13. To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
  14. To impair.

Pair Quotations

A simple life is good with me. I don't need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I'm happy.
Yanni

What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I'm in a good mood, it's got to be cashmere and jeans - just something comfy, soft and warm. When I'm down, I might find something that I haven't worn for a while that was bought for me - or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.
Kim Cattrall

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change?
Andrea Jung

But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I'm just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that.
ASAP Rocky
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Pair Translations

pair in Dutch is stel, duo, tweetal, koppel, paar
pair in Finnish is pari
pair in French is paire
pair in German is Paar, gleich
pair in Italian is paio
pair in Norwegian is par
pair in Portuguese is par
pair in Spanish is par
pair in Swedish is par

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