Meaning of PAIR in English

PAIR

■ noun

1》 a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit.

2》 an article consisting of two joined or corresponding parts.

3》 two people or animals related in some way or considered together.

↘two members of a legislative assembly on opposing sides who absent themselves from voting by mutual arrangement, in order to maintain the relative position of the parties.

■ verb join or connect to form a ~.

↘( ~ off/up ) form a couple.

Derivatives

~ed adjective

~ing noun

~wise adjective & adverb

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~e , from L. paria 'equal things', neut. plural of par 'equal'.

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