Paired
Pair Pair, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pairing}.] 1. To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. [1913 Webster]

2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. [1913 Webster]

My heart was made to fit and pair with thine. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

3. Same as {To pair off}. See phrase below. [1913 Webster]

{To pair off}, to separate from a group in pairs or couples; specif. (Parliamentary Cant), to agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues. See {Pair}, n., 6. [1913 Webster]


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  • paired — (p[^a]rd), adj. 1. Organized into compatible pairs; used of gloves, socks, etc. See {pair}[1], v. t. Syn: mated. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Botany) Growing in pairs on either side of a stem; of leaves etc. {alternate} Syn: opposite. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Mated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • paired — index attached (annexed), concurrent (united), conjoint, conjugal, correlative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • paired — Developmentally regulated gene in Drosophila that contains the paired box domain …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • paired — verb a) To group into sets of two. The students were paired to work together, reducing the number of homeworks to be graded by half. b) Existing in a pair, in tandem …   Wiktionary

  • paired — un·paired; …   English syllables

  • paired — see didymous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • paired — Synonyms and related words: accessory, accompanying, affiliate, affiliated, allied, assembled, associate, associated, attendant, attending, banded together, biconjugate, bigeminate, bijugate, bound, bracketed, cabalistic, coincident, collateral,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paired — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Consisting of two identical or similar related things, parts, or elements: double, dual, twin. See SAME …   English dictionary for students

  • paired — perd /peÉ™d adj. coupled; matched; mated per /peÉ™ n. match; whole consisting of two parts; couple, two people who are connected in a relationship (i.e. engaged, married, dating); two people who are working partners in a project; two animal that… …   English contemporary dictionary

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