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1. pair

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] a set of two similar things considered as a unit.

Synonyms

  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  • brace

Antonyms

  • husband
  • repair
  • make
  • success

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pair

  • pitiesalpetriere
  • multimillionaire
  • euromobiliare
  • concessionaire
  • questionnaire
  • doctrinaire
  • trosclair
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • st_claire
  • st_clair
  • stclair
  • montclair
  • millionaire
  • microware
  • maxicare
  • laterriere
  • larosiere
  • icelandair
  • frontiere
  • foursquare
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
  • almaguer
  • whitehair
  • solitaire
  • sinclair
  • praxair
  • nationair
  • jeanpierre

Example sentences of the word pair


1. Noun, singular or mass
There is no need to go out and buy a new pair just because yours are dirty.

Quotes containing the word pair


1. There is something uniquely depressing about the fact that the National Portrait Gallery's version of the Barack Obama 'Hope' poster previously belonged to a pair of lobbyists. Depressing because Mr. Obama's Washington was not supposed to be the lobbyists' Washington, the place we learned to despise during the last administration.
- Thomas Frank

2. Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do.
- Felix Dennis

3. A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. pair

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] two items of the same kind.

Synonyms

  • twosome
  • two
  • mate
  • doubleton
  • yoke
  • deuce
  • brace
  • couplet
  • fellow
  • duet
  • couple
  • dyad
  • II
  • 2
  • span
  • twain
  • duo
  • duad

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • uncover
  • artifact
  • undress

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

3. pair

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] two people considered as a unit.

Synonyms

  • gathering
  • duo
  • assemblage
  • twosome
  • yoke
  • duet

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • disassemble
  • detach
  • unscrew

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

4. pair

verb. ['ˈpɛr'] form a pair or pairs.

Synonyms

  • pair off
  • unify
  • unite
  • partner off

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • inactivity
  • uncouple
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

5. pair

verb. ['ˈpɛr'] bring two objects, ideas, or people together.

Synonyms

  • match
  • mismate
  • twin
  • mismatch
  • bring together
  • join
  • mate

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

6. pair

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value.

Antonyms

  • ride

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

7. pair

verb. ['ˈpɛr'] arrange in pairs.

Synonyms

  • geminate
  • arrange

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • lose track
  • ignore

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

8. pair

verb. ['ˈpɛr'] engage in sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • sleep together
  • sleep with
  • hump
  • sodomize
  • sodomise
  • have it away
  • be intimate
  • eff
  • deflower
  • jazz
  • join
  • bonk
  • screw
  • mate
  • ruin
  • nick
  • get laid
  • fuck
  • cover
  • do it
  • bang
  • ride
  • have it off
  • know
  • service
  • have sex
  • lie with
  • make love
  • have a go at it
  • copulate
  • conjoin
  • couple
  • bed
  • serve
  • bugger
  • breed
  • mount
  • roll in the hay
  • get it on
  • love
  • have intercourse
  • make out

Antonyms

  • miss
  • open
  • walk
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)

9. pair

verb. ['ˈpɛr'] occur in pairs.

Synonyms

  • geminate

Antonyms

  • reject
  • disservice

Etymology

  • paire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • paria (Latin)
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