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.
To group into sets of two.
The wedding guests were paired boy-girl and groom's party-bride's party
Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.
Spouses should make a great pair.
Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plurale tantum)
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.
A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.
A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
A double play, two outs recorded in one play
They turned a pair to end the fifth.
A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams
The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.
A pair of breasts
She's got a gorgeous pair.
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a set of two similar things considered as a unit
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
two people considered as a unit
a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
pair, pair off, partner off, coupleverb
form a pair or pairs
"The two old friends paired off"
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
occur in pairs
arrange in pairs
"Pair these numbers"
copulate, mate, pair, coupleverb
engage in sexual intercourse
"Birds mate in the Spring"
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How to use pair in a sentence?
The pair had been very close to carrying out an attack, all they required was to purchase the chemicals to make a detonator.
It's essential (for staff) to know that the taste of the water can interfere with the taste of the wine, if you select a bottle of very elegant and smooth red wine, but pair it with water with high level of carbonation, it could be a disaster.
You guys over there, pair up into groups of three.
We had pics of this buck in one area over the summer, then in the fall, nearly two miles away, I found about 40 rubs in a 200-yard stretch of creek-bottom willows. I set up a Double Bull blind, and the first evening I saw a pair of bucks, one that I’d have shot but he wasn’t in range. The next sit this guy came in. He’s an 11-point that grosses 168-6/8, and has a 13-inch G3. When I walked up to him, I realized I knew him from those summer pics.
Lots of sports gear incorporates that element these days, bras, socks, shorts, and underwear now come in a kind of nylon wicking material that will absorb the sweat and pull it away from the body so it can dry. The last thing you want to do is sit there in a soaking wet pair of underwear.
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- parellaCatalan, Valencian
- dvojice, pár, párovatCzech
- Pärchen, PaarGerman
- ζευγάρι, ζευγαρώνωGreek
- paro, duopoEsperanto
- par, emparejarSpanish
- dithis, càraidScottish Gaelic
- par, tvennaIcelandic
- 一対, ペア, 一組, 対, カップルJapanese
- 한쌍, 켤레Korean
- PuerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tōpū, tokoruaMāori
- paar, duo, brilstand, stel, tweespan, koppel, tweetal, paren, koppelenDutch
- pèra, peeraRomansh
- чета, пара, двойкаRussian
- par, para ihop, paraSwedish
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