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pairs, plural;
  1. Join or connect to form a pair
    • - a cardigan paired with a matching skirt
  2. (of animals) Mate
    • - they bought a rooster to pair with the hen
  3. Form a couple
    • - Rachel has paired up with Tommy
  4. Give (a member of a legislative assembly) another member as a pair, to allow both to absent themselves from a vote without affecting the result
    • - an absent member on one side is to be paired with an absentee on the other
  1. A set of two things used together or regarded as a unit
    • - a pair of gloves
  2. An article or object consisting of two joined or corresponding parts not used separately
    • - a pair of jeans
  3. Two playing cards of the same denomination
    • - I have a pair of jacks
  4. Two people related in some way or considered together
    • - a company run by a pair of brothers
    • - every naughty thing the pair of them did made their faces look worse
    • - students work alone or in pairs
  5. The second member of a pair in relation to the first
    • - each course member tries to persuade his pair of the merits of his model
  6. A mated couple of animals
    • - nine breeding pairs of birds
  7. Two horses harnessed side by side

  8. Either or both of two members of a legislative assembly on opposite sides who absent themselves from voting by mutual arrangement, leaving the relative position of the parties unaffected

  1. a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  2. form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
  3. couple: two items of the same kind
  4. match: 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"
  5. occur in pairs
  6. a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
  7. PAIR (Peer-Allocated Instant Response) is a project in the Netherlands that aims to match students with best-suited peer candidates for online support. ...
  8. Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven. It is known for its rich terminology. from CricInfo retrieved May 13, 2008 from the England Cricket Board retrieved May 13, 2008 from BBC News retrieved May 13, 2008 Some terms are often thought to be arcane and humorous by those not ...
  9. In mathematics, an ordered pair is a combination of two objects, most often coordinates (or entries or projections), in which the first (the first coordinate or first entry or left projection) is distinguished from the second (the second coordinate or second entry or right projection). ...
  10. Pairing is a system whereby two members of parliament from opposing political parties may agree to abstain where one member is unable to vote, due to other commitments, illness, travel problems, etc. ...
  11. In mathematics, a (B, N) pair is a structure on groups of Lie type that allows one to give uniform proofs of many results, instead of giving a large number of case-by-case proofs. Roughly speaking, it shows that all such groups are similar to the general linear group over a field. ...
  12. (Pairs) Concentration, also known as Memory, Pelmanism, Shinkei-suijaku, Pexeso or simply Pairs, is a card game in which all of the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to turn over pairs of matching cards. ...
  13. Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of; Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship; Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plurale tantum); A couple of working animals ...
  14. (Pairs) Bowls games in which each team has a pair of players (a Skip and a Lead)
  15. (Pairs) One boat from each team sailing near each other.  Usually one boat is leading the pair while covering.
  16. (Pairs) The term used for heats in speed skating.
  17. (Pairs) This is a boat with two people rowing and there may or may not be a coxswain.
  18. (Pairs) When only eight contestants remained, they were broken into pairs. Wal won the power to decide who would be paired together, which were Artie and Tracy, Fiona and Shane, Adro and Ruth, Wal and Kristie. After one week of pairs, contestants competed individually.
  19. (pairs) Similar to the pas de deux, but with two vaulters of the same gender.
  20. Any two cards that have the same rank.
  21. Two stamps that are joined in the original state of issue.  eg. Vertical pair, Horizontal pair, Coil pair.
  22. When a batsman gets a duck in both innings
  23. This is a hand where the player's best hand is made up of 2 cards of the same rank.
  24. A shell rowed by two athletes, each using a single sweep oar.
  25. Two insulated wires of a single circuit associated together.