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Main Entry: 1pair
Pronunciation: pa()r, pe()r
Inflected Form(s): plural pairsalso pair
Etymology: Middle English paire "two things that match or go together," from early French paire (same meaning), from Latin paria "equal things," from par "equal" --related to COMPARE, PAR, PEER, UMPIRE --see Word History at UMPIRE 1: two things that match or are meant to be used together <a pair of hands> <a pair of gloves> 2: a thing having two connected matching parts <a pair of scissors> 3: a set of two like or associated things