Definition of 'pair'
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The fashion editor handed me a couple of pairs with a nod of respect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pairing of the two men comes as a surprise because their terms in office did not overlap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In one classroom 22 students are working in pairs or groups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair's relationship has improved since. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair were taking part in the show that sees the most annoying guest couple voted off at the end of the episode. The Sun (2016)Should he use them sparingly, pair them with experienced players or be prepared to risk using them in pairs? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair formed a close connection and rumours began swirling round in Tinseltown that they were far more than just colleagues. The Sun (2016)But the pair's 18-year marriage lasted just another nine months. The Sun (2016)When the pair are handed a murder case that looks as straightforward as they come, they soon realise it's anything but. The Sun (2016)Now it seems the rapper has inflicted an identical pair on a supermodel. The Sun (2012)Most budding entrepreneurs would give their right arms to be mentored by such an experienced pair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The students often work in groups or pairs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Think of a relationship as a pair of trees. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To many fans they form a dream pairing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The pair practised a couple of courts apart yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pair are set to become much richer on the back of their next deal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would be wrong to call the two pairs enemies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have hit more runs together than any pair in history. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pair find themselves elected to an elite club of pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And a good pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They made unlikely pairing in an interesting if fitfully awkward night. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Each time the pair moved to the new location. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are a very fine pair of bowlers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair have agreed to share royalties on the track. The Sun (2015)How quickly can you spot the pair of identical pictures? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rumours of a soured relationship between the pair have kept the tabloid presses whirring. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The pairs will not form for some time yet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The pair were part of a group that had set off early after spending the night at a mountain lodge. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He did the job despite being in agony from wearing a pair of trainers that were two sizes too small. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His absence is likely to draw further speculation about the pair's marriage. The Sun (2013)You're just like another pair of eyes in the dressing room. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'pair'
British English: pair /pɛə/ NOUN
A pair of things are two things of the same size and shape that are intended to be used together.
...a pair of socks.
- American English: pair
- Arabic: زَوَجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: par
- Chinese: 一对
- Croatian: par
- Czech: pár
- Danish: par
- Dutch: paar
- European Spanish: par
- Finnish: pari
- French: paire
- German: Paar
- Greek: ζεύγος
- Italian: paio
- Japanese: ひと組
- Korean: 한 쌍
- Norwegian: par
- Polish: para dwójka
- European Portuguese: par
- Romanian: pereche
- Russian: пара
- Spanish: par
- Swedish: par
- Thai: คู่
- Turkish: çift
- Ukrainian: пара
- Vietnamese: đôi
British English: pair VERB
If one thing is paired with another, it is put with it or considered with it.
The trainees will then be paired with experienced managers.
Definition of pair from the Collins English Dictionary
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