a set of two similar things considered as a unit
couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad(noun)
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, couple(verb)
form a pair or pairs
"The two old friends paired off"
match, mate, couple, pair, twin(verb)
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, couple(verb)
engage in sexual intercourse
"Birds mate in the Spring"
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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Seeing that — just how much I could imagine being in that situation and what having a nice clean pair of socks at that moment would do — I'll never shake that moment.
I think that message that has been put forth is that we do need to be observant and we need to make sure we're not in a position where we are afraid to call something out if we see there’s something that’s out of order or something that doesn't look like it's in place. That's not always an easy thing to do, because there's always that risk of making an improper assessment of something that may appear to be dangerous and really there's good reason behind it, while we believe the pair were radicalized, inspired by ISIS, in carrying out their attack, we continue to investigate whether they had support in any way. To date, we have not charged anyone with supporting the 12/2 attacks, however. The evidence supports the fact that Farook and Malik were responsible for physically carrying out the murders.
I wish she could be in my shoes for a day, I'd have her put on a pair of scrubs and walk with me.
The Joker Here we are, the perfect pair... Beauty and the Beast. Mind you, if anybody calls you beast, I'll rip their lungs out.
With an incredibly bad hand, Vladimir Putin is bluffing the hell out of the West, if this is a poker analogy : Vladimir Putin has a pair of twos, we have a full house and we are folding our cards.
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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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