from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Organized into compatible pairs; -- used of gloves, socks, etc. See pair{1}, v. t.
  • adj. Growing in pairs on either side of a stem; -- of leaves etc.
  • adj. Mated sexually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arranged in pairs: said of corresponding parts situated on opposite sides of the body, as the arms of a man, the wings of insects, etc.
  • Mated, as any two individuals of different sexes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of gloves, socks, etc.
  • adj. mated sexually
  • adj. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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