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.
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.]