Pair means two similar things, often used together, or two persons or animals.(noun)
Pair is defined as to match up or provide with a partner.(verb)
An example of pair is to divide students into groups of two.
See pair in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME paire < OFr < L paria, neut. pl. of par, equal: see par
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noun pl. pair pair or pairs
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French paire
Origin: , from Latin paria, equals
Origin: , pl. of pār, a pair
Origin: , from pār, equal; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: The noun pair can be followed by a singular or plural verb. The singular is always used when pair denotes the set taken as a single entity: This pair of shoes is on sale. A plural verb is used when the members are considered as individuals: The pair are working more harmoniously now. After a number other than one, pair itself can be either singular or plural, but the plural is now more common: She bought six pairs (or pair) of stockings.
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