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Main Entry: 1pair
Pronunciation: primarystresspa(schwa)r, primarystresspe(schwa)r
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural pairs also pair
Etymology: Middle English paire "two things that match or go together," from early French paire (same meaning), from Latin paria "equal things," from par "equal" --related to COMPARE, PAR, PEER, UMPIRE --see Word History at UMPIRE
1 : two things that match or are meant to be used together <a pair of hands> <a pair of gloves>
2 : a thing having two connected matching parts <a pair of scissors>
3 : a set of two like or associated things

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