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Dictionary Definition

paired adj
1 used of gloves, socks, etc. [syn: mated]
2 of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves" [syn: opposite] [ant: alternate]
3 mated sexually

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past of pair To group into sets of two.
  2. Existing in a pair, in tandem.
    The students were paired to work together, reducing the number of homeworks to be graded by half.

Extensive Definition

The word pair, derived via the French words pair/paire from the Latin par 'equal', can refer to:

See also

paired in German: Pair
paired in French: Pair
paired in Dutch: Pair
paired in Japanese: ペア
paired in Portuguese: Par

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