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PAIR, noun [Latin par; Heb. to join, couple or associate.]

1. Two things of a kind, similar in form, applied to the same purpose, and suited to each other or used together; as a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes; a pair of oxen or horses.

2. Two of a sort; a couple; a brace; as a pair of nerves; a pair of doves. Luke 2:24.

PAIR, verb intransitive To be joined in pairs; to couple, as, birds pair in summer.

1. To suit; to fit; as a counterpart.

Ethelinda,

My heart was made to fit and pair with thine.

PAIR, verb transitive To unite in couples; as minds paired in heaven.

1. To unite as correspondent, or rather to contrast.

Glossy jet is paired with shining white.

PAIR, verb transitive To impair. [See Impair.]