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    Definition:
    Pair - (n.) A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. "A pair of beads." Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. "Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused, except as to stairs.]
    Pair - (n.) Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.
    Pair - (n.) Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
    Pair - (n.) A married couple; a man and wife.
    Pair - (n.) A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.
    Pair - (n.) Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote.
    Pair - (n.) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
    Pair - (v. i.) To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
    Pair - (v. i.) To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
    Pair - (v. i.) Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
    Pair - (v. t.) To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.
    Pair - (v. t.) To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
    Pair - (v. t.) To impair.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Apair - (v. t. & i.) To impair or become impaired; to injure.
    Appair - (v. t. & i.) To impair; to grow worse.
    Despaired - (imp. & p. p.) of Despair
    Despairing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despair
    Despair - (v. i.) To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of.
    Despair - (v. t.) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
    Despair - (v. t.) To cause to despair.
    Despair - (n.) Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
    Despair - (n.) That which is despaired of.
    Despairer - (n.) One who despairs.
    Despairful - (a.) Hopeless.
    Despairing - (a.) Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless.
    Dispair - (v. t.) To separate (a pair).
    Disrepair - (n.) A state of being in bad condition, and wanting repair.
    Empair - (v. t.) To impair.
    Impaired - (imp. & p. p.) of Impair
    Impairing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Impair
    Impair - (v. t.) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
    Impair - (v. t.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
    Impair - (a.) Not fit or appropriate.
    Impair - (n.) Diminution; injury.
    Impairer - (n.) One who, or that which, impairs.
    Impairment - (n.) The state of being impaired; injury.
    Pairs Royal - (pl. ) of Pair
    Paired - (imp. & p. p.) of Pair
    Pairing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pair
    Pairer - (n.) One who impairs.
    Pairing - (v. i.) The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples.
    Pairing - (v. i.) See To pair off, under Pair, v. i.
    Pairment - (n.) Impairment.
    Repair - (v. i.) To return.
    Repair - (v. i.) To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
    Repair - (n.) The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
    Repair - (n.) Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
    Repaired - (imp. & p. p.) of Repair
    Repairing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repair
    Repair - (v. t.) To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.
    Repair - (v. t.) To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
    Repair - (n.) Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.
    Repair - (n.) Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.
    Repairable - (a.) Reparable.
    Repairer - (n.) One who, or that which, repairs, restores, or makes amends.
    Repairment - (n.) Act of repairing.
    Unimpairable - (a.) That can not be impaired.
    Unpaired - (a.) Not paired; not suited or matched.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Pair - n. 1 set of two people or things used together or regarded as a unit. 2 article (e.g. Scissors, trousers, or pyjamas) consisting of two joined or corresponding parts. 3 a engaged or married couple. B mated couple of animals. 4 two horses harnessed side by side (coach and pair). 5 member of a pair in relation to the other (cannot find its pair). 6 two playing-cards of the same denomination. 7 either or both of two mps etc. On opposite sides agreeing not to vote on certain occasions. v. 1 (often foll. By off) arrange or be arranged in couples. 2 a join or be joined in marriage. B (of animals) mate. [latin paria: related to *par]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Au pair - n. Young foreigner, esp. A woman, helping with housework etc. In exchange for board and lodging. [french]
    Despair - n. 1 complete loss or absence of hope. 2 cause of this. v. (often foll. By of) lose or be without hope (despaired of ever winning). [latin spero hope]
    Disrepair - n. Poor condition due to lack of repairs.
    Impair - v. Damage, weaken. impairment n. [latin, = make worse, from pejor]
    Pair of scales - n. Simple balance.
    Repair - v. 1 restore to good condition after damage or wear. 2 set right or make amends for (a loss, wrong, error, etc.). n. 1 restoring to sound condition (in need of repair). 2 result of this (the repair hardly shows). 3 good or relative condition for working or using (in bad repair). repairable adj. Repairer n. [latin paro make ready]
    Repair - v. (foll. By to) resort; have recourse; go. [latin: related to *repatriate]
    Running repairs - n.pl. Minor or temporary repairs etc.
    Unimpaired - adj. Not impaired.
    Unpaired - adj. 1 not being one of a pair. 2 not united or arranged in pairs.

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