- n a set of two similar things considered as a unit
- n two items of the same kind
- n two people considered as a unit
- n a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
- v form a pair or pairs
The two old friends paired off
- v bring two objects, ideas, or people together
The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project
- v occur in pairs
- v arrange in pairs
- v engage in sexual intercourse
- If Imelda kept a collection of 2,700 pairs of shoes, it was not because (as some candle-snuffing moralists might think) she should be expected to wear them all, and must be judged .
- The final tally on Imelda's shoes was 1,060 pairs, less than the 3,000 originally reported.
- A day after the pairs medals were awarded, Le Gougne admitted to buckling under pressure to vote for the Russian pair in exchange for first-place votes for the French ice dancing .
- John Daly in Detroit Free Press
I had a pair, so I figured I'd do that for her today. I thought it would be a good gesture,Daly said of his trousers. "I know Phil very well and I know Amy. She's a great lady. She has always been a sweetheart to everybody."
- Joe Maddon in abc40
That's a fantastic job by the bullpen,Maddon said. "And the offense chipped away. Eric Patterson, acquired last month to provide depth for an injury-depleted Red Sox roster, hit a pair of solo home runs off Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza....
- Jerome Bettis in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
He doesn't play, he doesn't put on a pair of pads, but he's revered probably as much or more in Pittsburgh than Franco (Harris), all the guys,said running back Jerome Bettis, who, like countless other Pittsburghers, occasionally performs a...