PAIR, n. [L. 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.
PAIR, v.i. To be joined in pairs; to couple, as, birds pair in summer.1. To suit; to fit; as a counterpart. Ethelinda, My heart was made to fit and pair with thine.
PAIR, v.t. 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, v.t. To impair. [See Impair.]