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Definition of "pair" []

  • Two corresponding persons or items, similar in form or function and matched or associated: a pair of shoes. (noun)
  • One object composed of two joined, similar parts that are dependent upon each other: a pair of pliers. (noun)
  • Two persons who are married, engaged, or dating. (noun)
  • Two persons who have something in common and are considered together: a pair of hunters. (noun)
  • Two mated animals. (noun)
  • Two identical or similar things matched for use together (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Two persons, animals, things, etc, used or grouped together (noun)
  • An object considered to be two identical or similar things joined together (noun)
  • Two people joined in love or marriage (noun)
  • A male and a female animal of the same species, esp such animals kept for breeding purposes (noun)
  • Two opposed members who both agree not to vote on a specified motion or for a specific period of time (noun)
  • The agreement so made (noun)
  • Two playing cards of the same rank or denomination (noun)
  • One member of a matching pair (noun)
  • A pair of spectacles (the cricketing term) (noun)
  • A group or set of more than two (noun)
  • A set with two members (noun)
  • An ordered set with two members (noun)
  • To arrange or fall into groups of twos (verb)
  • To group or be grouped in matching pairs (verb)
  • To join or be joined in marriage; mate or couple (verb)
  • To form or cause to form a pair (verb)

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Use "pair" in a sentence
  • "The horrid truth now flashed upon me -- each pair of sparkling points was a _pair of eyes_!"
  • "T2 second; pair (): first (T1 ()), second (T2 ()) {} pair (const T1& x, const T2& y): first (x), second (y) {} template pair (const pair& p): first (p. first), second (p. second) {}} 即map中,key是键值对的第一个元素且mapped value是第二个元素。 pair的定义可以在 pairstd:: make_pair (const T1& t1, const T2& t2) {return pair"
  • "The main pair from the above novel cameo in the second, as Stirling provides an excellent update on the inhabited and livable solar system planetary romance, first Venus, then Mars."