(noun, verb)


1. a set of two similar things considered as a unit

Similar word(s): brace

Definition categories: group, set

2. two items of the same kind

Similar word(s): brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, span, twain, twosome, yoke

Definition categories: quantity, deuce, two

3. two people considered as a unit

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

4. a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

Definition categories: group

Sentences with pair as a noun:

- I couldn't decide which of the pair of designer shirts I preferred, so I bought the pair.

- Spouses should make a great pair.

- a pair of scissors; two pairs of spectacles; several pairs of jeans

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

- They turned a pair to end the fifth.

- The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.

- She's got a gorgeous pair.

- There were two pairs on the final vote.


1. form a pair or pairs

- The two old friends paired off

Similar word(s): couple

Definition categories: social, unify, unite

2. bring two objects, ideas, or people together

- The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project

Similar word(s): couple, match, mate, twin

Definition categories: contact, join

3. occur in pairs

Similar word(s): geminate

Definition categories: contact, occur

4. arrange in pairs

- Pair these numbers

Similar word(s): geminate

Definition categories: contact, arrange

5. engage in sexual intercourse

Similar word(s): copulate, couple, mate

Definition categories: contact, conjoin, join

Sentences with pair as a verb:

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