from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In deliberative assemblies, a practice by which two members belonging to opposite parties agree that both shall be absent for a specified time, or that both shall abstain from voting on a particular question, so that a vote is nullified on each side. Also called pairing off.
  • noun Impairment; injury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples.
  • noun See To pair off, under Pair, v. i.
  • noun the time when birds or other animals pair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The combination or union of two things.
  • verb Present participle of pair.

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

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  • noun the act of grouping things or people in pairs


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