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English noun: pair

1. pair (group) a set of two similar things considered as a unit


Synonymsbrace


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Tweedledum and Tweedledee

2. pair (quantity) two items of the same kind


Synonymsbrace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, span, twain, twosome, yoke


Broader (hypernym)2, deuce, II, two


Narrower (hyponym)doubleton


Part holonymfellow, mate

3. pair (group) two people considered as a unit


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)couple, duet, duo, twosome, yoke

4. pair (group) a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value


Broader (hypernym)poker hand


English verb: pair

1. pair (social) form a pair or pairs


SamplesThe two old friends paired off.


Synonymscouple, pair off, partner off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)unify, unite

2. pair (contact) bring two objects, ideas, or people together


SamplesThis fact is coupled to the other one.
Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?.
The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project.


Synonymscouple, match, mate, twin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring together, join


Narrower (hyponym)mismatch, mismate


Verb groupmatch

3. pair (contact) occur in pairs


Synonymsgeminate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)occur


Verb groupgeminate, pair

4. pair (contact) arrange in pairs


SamplesPair these numbers.


Synonymsgeminate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Verb groupgeminate, pair

5. pair (contact) engage in sexual intercourse


SamplesBirds mate in the Spring.


Synonymscopulate, couple, mate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join


Narrower (hyponym)bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, breed, bugger, cover, deflower, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, mount, nick, ride, roll in the hay, ruin, screw, serve, service, sleep together, sleep with, sodomise, sodomise, sodomize, sodomize, tread









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