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definition of the word pair

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Singular
pair

Plural
pairs or pair

pair (plural pairs or pair)

  1. Two similar or identical things taken together.
    I couldn't decide which of the two dresses I preferred, so I bought the pair.
  2. (followed by of) Two; a couple of.
  3. Two people in a relationship, partnership or friendship.
    My wife and I make a great pair.
  4. Used in the names of some objects and garments that have two similar parts or halves.
    a pair of scissors
    a pair of jeans
    but not a pair of cymbals
  5. (cricket) A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
  6. (baseball, informal) A double play, two outs recorded in one play
    They turned a pair to end the fifth.
  7. (baseball, informal) A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams
    The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.
  8. (poker) A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.
  9. (slang) pair of breasts
    She's got a gorgeous pair.


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