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Definition 1: two people considered as a unit - [noun denoting group]

(pair is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of pair ) a pair who associate with one another

"the engaged couple" "an inseparable twosome"

(... is a kind of pair ) a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke

"pulled by a yoke of oxen"

Definition 2: a set of two similar things considered as a unit - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of pair ) any two people who are hard to tell apart

Definition 3: a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value - [noun denoting group]

(pair is a kind of ...) the 5 cards held in a game of poker

Definition 4: two items of the same kind - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

(... is a kind of pair ) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(pair is a part of ...) one of a pair

"he lost the mate to his shoe" "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Definition 5: engage in sexual intercourse - [verb of contact]

Samples where pair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Birds mate in the Spring

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of pair ) mate successfully; of livestock

(... is a kind of pair ) practice anal sex upon

(... is a kind of pair ) copulate with a female, used especially of horses

"The horse covers the mare"

(... is a kind of pair ) copulate with

"The bull was riding the cow"

(... is a kind of pair ) deprive of virginity

"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

(... is a kind of pair ) mate with

"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

(... is a kind of pair ) mate with

"male birds tread the females"

(... is a kind of pair ) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

(... is a kind of pair ) copulate with an animal

Definition 6: bring two objects, ideas, or people together - [verb of contact]

Samples where pair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of pair ) provide with an unsuitable mate

(... is a kind of pair ) match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together

(pair has a similar meaning as ...) give or join in marriage

Definition 7: arrange in pairs - [verb of contact]

Samples where pair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pair these numbers

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(pair has a similar meaning as ...) occur in pairs

Definition 8: occur in pairs - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) to be found to exist

"sexism occurs in many workplaces" "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"

(pair has a similar meaning as ...) arrange in pairs

"Pair these numbers"

Samples where pair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two old friends paired off

Synonyms for pair in the sense of this definition

(pair is a kind of ...) act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

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