pair


pair
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. couple, duo, brace; mates; two of a kind. —v. match, mate, couple, suit, unite. See numeration, similarity.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. couple, mates, two, two of a kind, duo, twosome, combination, combo*, set, twins, brace, yoke, span, tandem, dyad, doublet, deuce, partners, duality; see also both .
Syn.- pair is used of two similar or corresponding things that are associated together or are necessary in twos for proper use [ a pair of socks ] or of a single thing made up of two corresponding parts [ a pair of scissors ] ; couple applies to any two things of the same sort that are somehow associated [ a couple of dollars ] , or is used colloquially to mean several or a few [ I have to buy a couple of things ] ; a brace , meaning two of a kind, applies esp. to certain animals or game birds [ a brace of pheasants, hounds, etc. ] ; yoke applies to a pair of animals harnessed together for pulling [ a yoke of oxen ] ; span is used esp. of a pair of horses harnessed together v.
Syn. combine (with), match, balance (off); see join 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
couple, twosome, duo, couplet, matched set, twins, combo, two of a kind.
II
v.
match, mate, couple, yoke, marry, team.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Two items of the same kind together: brace, couple, couplet, doublet, duet, duo, match, two, twosome, yoke. See GROUP, SAME. 2. Two persons united, as by marriage: couple, duo, twosome. See GROUP.

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Synonyms:
(of the same kind or suited to each other), , / , , , / , / ,


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