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  1. pairnoun


  2. pairnoun

    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.


  3. pairnoun

    To bring two (animals, notably dogs) together for mating.

    The wedding guests were paired boy-girl and groom's party-bride's party


  4. pairnoun

    Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.

    Spouses should make a great pair.


  5. pairnoun

    Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plurale tantum)


  6. pairnoun

    A couple of working animals attached to work together, as by a yoke.

    A pair is harder to drive than two mounts with separate riders.


  7. pairnoun

    A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.


  8. pairnoun

    A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match


  9. pairnoun

    A double play, two outs recorded in one play

    They turned a pair to end the fifth.


  10. pairnoun

    A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams

    The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.


  11. pairnoun

    A pair of breasts

    She's got a gorgeous pair.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pair

    two, couple, span, brace

    one, several

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pair, bracenoun

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

    duad, brace, bracing, orthodontic braces, duet, dyad, twosome, gallus, couplet, bitstock, suspender, braces, yoke, twain, couple, span, duo, distich

  2. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadnoun

    two items of the same kind

    pas de deux, duad, bitstock, bracing, orthodontic braces, coupling, bridge, yoke, gallus, duet, dyad, twosome, couplet, match, mates, suspender, braces, straddle, brace, twain, duette, couple, span, duo, distich

  3. pairnoun

    two people considered as a unit

    brace, span, twosome, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, yoke, duo, twain

  4. pairverb

    a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

    brace, span, twosome, couplet, distich, duad, duet, couple, dyad, yoke, duo, twain

  5. pair, pair off, partner off, coupleverb

    form a pair or pairs

    "The two old friends paired off"

    partner off, twin, couple, couple on, copulate, match, geminate, mate, pair off, couple up

  6. match, mate, couple, pair, twinverb

    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"

    fit, parallel, match, play off, touch, duplicate, gibe, equate, copulate, couple on, checkmate, meet, agree, partner off, equal, check, pit, equalize, cope with, tally, rival, geminate, mate, pair off, couple, correspond, equalise, couple up, oppose, twin, jibe

  7. pair, geminateverb

    occur in pairs

    partner off, reduplicate, twin, couple, copulate, match, geminate, mate, pair off

  8. pair, geminateverb

    arrange in pairs

    "Pair these numbers"

    partner off, reduplicate, twin, couple, copulate, match, geminate, mate, pair off

  9. copulate, mate, pair, coupleverb

    engage in sexual intercourse

    "Birds mate in the Spring"

    partner off, checkmate, twin, couple, couple on, copulate, match, geminate, mate, pair off, couple up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pairnoun

    two (of the same kind or suited to each other), couple, brace, SPAN

  2. pairverb


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pairnoun

    two, brace, couple, span, team, yoke, set

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pair":

    pairs, couple, torque, peers, couples, by, doublet, pares

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  1. Jim Ambrose:

    The guiding principle was pair-bonding with a man and to be even more specific, to make sure that I possessed a proper vessel for an erect penis, the end goal wasn't that I would be a sexually satisfied woman, or a person who was curious about other forms of sexuality. ... Jim Ambrose personal sexual pleasure wasn't taken into account.

  2. One LASIK patient:

    Things would appear double. Around the lights were like having starbursts. Waxler, who in 2011 petitioned The FDA to issue a voluntary recall of LASIK but was denied, told CBS News the procedure should absolutely be banned. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Theres nothing wrong with a persons eyes who goes to get Lasik, they have healthy eyes. They could go and get a pair of glasses.

  3. Force India:

    I can confirm that both the drivers are signed up for 2017, they are a fine pair, both absolutely top class. I've never believed in 'pay drivers' where talent or ability is compromised.

  4. Carlos Pena:

    My favorite perks would be the fact that they can reserve a pair of sneakers for you, also exclusive wear where you can only get it if you're a member and birthday discounts.

  5. Dennis Quaid:

    Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oct. 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. ( Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment) Dennis Quaid, 65, AND PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26, WILL MARRY WITHIN THE YEAR, STAR SAYS Quaid also shared it was never his intention to find someone Savoies age. I didnt go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me, he explained. I met Laura Savoie at a business event and then the relationship developed. You have no control over who you fall in love with, he continued. I dont fall in love easily. But I cant let what a few people think control all that. Ive been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is. I feel like I have a real partner in life. Quaid was previously dating longtime girlfriend Santa Auzina, whom he was last photographed with in December 2018, People Magazine reported. The couple, who were together for a little over two years, began dating after Dennis Quaid split from Dennis Quaid wife of 12 years, Kimberly Buffington, in 2016. The former pair finalized their divorced in April 2018. Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001. Dennis Quaid, 65, DATING PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26 : REPORTS Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan are pictured here in February 2000. Dennis Quaid spoke to Fox News about Dennis Quaid first-ever splurge for the holidays. ( Photo by KMazur/WireImage via Getty) Dennis Quaid HOPES BY SHARING Dennis Quaid STORY WITH PAST ADDICTION ITLL HELP OTHERS : LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AFTERWARDS And before that, Dennis Quaid was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 until 1983. Earlier this month, Dennis Quaid told Entertainment Tonight hes eager to be a married man within the year. Youve got a year, right ? Dennis Quaid told the outlet. And if you go past a year without getting married, then youre suspect. Thats basic etiquette. According to Dennis Quaid, Dennis Quaid and Savoite began planning their wedding the next minute after Dennis Quaid popped the question in Hawaii last month. I think shes looking at wedding dresses today, Dennis Quaid said. Shes got ta get started. Dennis Quaid SHOWS OFF LAURA SAVOIES ENGAGEMENT RING According to People Magazine, this photo shows Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie on May 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. ( Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) DENNIS QUAID ON NATASHA RICHARDSONS DEATH 10 YEARS LATER : SHES A BEAUTIFUL PERSON In late October, Dennis Quaid confirmed to Extra Dennis Quaid proposed to the 26-year-old after several months of dating. I had the ring in my pocket, Dennis Quaid gushed to the outlet. It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan I wanted it to be private. At the time, Dennis Quaid revealed Dennis Quaid waited for the perfect sunset to pop the question. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me ? And then she fell down.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. ulterior
    • B. overhead
    • C. surface
    • D. overt

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