Synonyms of 'pair'
a pair of socks
Each trainee is paired with an experienced worker.
The opened link is used to join the two ends of the chain.
It will be difficult to marry his two interests - cooking and sport.
a film which weds stunning visuals and a first-class score
The borough is twinned with Kasel in Germany.
a plough team of eight oxen yoked in pairs
phrasal verbpair off or up
usage note:Like other collective nouns, pair takes a singular or a plural verb according to whether it is seen as a unit or as a collection of two things: the pair are said to dislike each other; a pair of good shoes is essential.
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You can refer to two things of the same kind as a brace of that thing. The plural form is also brace.
a brace of grouse
If you refer to a couple of people or things, you mean two or approximately two of them, although the exact number is not important or you are not sure of it.
There are a couple of police officers standing guard.
Thesaurus for pair from the Collins English Thesaurus
A pair of things are two things of the same size and shape that are used together or are both part of something, for example shoes , earrings , or parts of the body.