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Another word for pair

  1. Two items of the same kind together

      1. A contoured crossbar having two U-shaped attachments that fit around the necks of a team of oxen or other draft animals, with a central ring for hitching the team to a cart, plow, or other load.
      2. A pair of draft animals, such as oxen, joined by a yoke.
      3. A bar used with a double harness to connect the collar of each horse to the pole of a wagon or coach.
      1. Two people or things together; a pair or couple.
      2. An activity involving two people, such as a round of golf.
      1. The cardinal number equal to the sum of 1 + 1.
      2. The second in a set or sequence.
      3. Something having two parts, units, or members, especially a playing card, the face of a die, or a domino with two pips.
      1. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another:
      2. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities:
      3. One that is able to compete equally with another:
      1. A duet, especially two performers singing or playing together.
      2. Two people or two things in close association:
      1. A composition for two voices or two instruments.
      2. A group of two singers or two instrumentalists.
      3. A pair.
      1. A close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the late 1300s to around 1650.
      2. A pair of similar or identical things.
      3. A member of such a pair.
      1. A unit of verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought or syntactic unit.
      2. Two similar things; a pair.
      1. Two items of the same kind; a pair.
      2. Something that joins or connects two things together; a link.
      3. Two people united, as by betrothal or marriage.
      1. A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp.
      2. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.
      3. Suspenders.
  2. Two persons united, as by marriage

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Synonym Study

  • Span is used esp. of a pair of horses harnessed together
  • Yoke applies to a pair of animals harnessed together for pulling a yoke of oxen
  • A brace , meaning two of a kind, applies esp. to certain animals or game birds a brace of pheasants, hounds, etc.
  • 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
  • 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