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pair US English

A set of two things used together or regarded as a unit

au pair US English

A young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with housework or child care in exchange for room and board

base pair US English

A pair of complementary bases in a double-stranded nucleic acid molecule, consisting of a purine in one strand linked by hydrogen bonds to a pyrimidine in the other. Cytosine always pairs with guanine, and adenine with thymine (in DNA) or uracil (in RNA)

lone pair US English

A pair of electrons occupying an orbital in an atom or molecule and not directly involved in bonding

pair-bond US English

(Of an animal or person) form a close relationship through courtship and sexual activity with one other animal or person

Cooper pair US English

A loosely bound pair of electrons with opposite spins and moving with the same speed in opposite directions, held to be responsible for the phenomenon of superconductivity

pigeon pair US English

A boy and girl as twins, or as the only children in a family

electron pair US English

Two electrons occupying the same orbital in an atom or molecule

twisted pair US English

A cable consisting of two wires twisted around each other, used especially for telephone or computer applications

ordered pair US English

A pair of elements a, b having the property that (a, b) = (u, v) if and only if a = u, b = v

pair production US English

The conversion of a radiation quantum into an electron and a positron

pair of hands in pair US English

A person seen in terms of their participation in a task

pair of hands US English

A person seen in terms of their participation in a task

pair off/up in pair US English

Form a couple

carriage and pair US English

A four-wheeled passenger carriage pulled by two horses

pliers US English

Pincers with parallel, flat, and typically serrated surfaces, used chiefly for gripping small objects or bending wire

shears US English

A cutting instrument in which two blades move past each other, like scissors but typically larger

scale2 US English

An instrument for weighing. Scales were originally simple balances (pairs of scales) but are now usually devices with an internal weighing mechanism housed under a platform on which the thing to be weighed is placed, with a gauge or electronic display showing the weight

steps in step US English

A stepladder

tongs US English

An instrument with two movable arms that are joined at one end, used for picking up and holding things

a pair of bellows in bellows US English

A device with an air bag that emits a stream of air when squeezed together with two handles, used for blowing air into a fire

forceps US English

A pair of pincers or tweezers used in surgery or in a laboratory

pincer US English

A tool made of two pieces of metal bearing blunt concave jaws that are arranged like the blades of scissors, used for gripping and pulling things

scissors US English

An instrument used for cutting cloth, paper, and other thin material, consisting of two blades laid one on top of the other and fastened in the middle so as to allow them to be opened and closed by a thumb and finger inserted through rings on the end of their handles

trousers US English

An outer garment covering the body from the waist to the ankles, with a separate part for each leg

tweezers US English

A small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects

pair of compasses in compass US English

An instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen

binoculars US English

An optical instrument with a lens for each eye, used for viewing distant objects

bellows US English

A device with an air bag that emits a stream of air when squeezed together with two handles, used for blowing air into a fire

a pair of forceps in forceps US English

A pair of pincers or tweezers used in surgery or in a laboratory

a pair of pliers in pliers US English

Pincers with parallel, flat, and typically serrated surfaces, used chiefly for gripping small objects or bending wire

a pair of shears in shears US English

A cutting instrument in which two blades move past each other, like scissors but typically larger

secateurs US English

A pair of pruning clippers for use with one hand

a pair of scissors in scissors US English

An instrument used for cutting cloth, paper, and other thin material, consisting of two blades laid one on top of the other and fastened in the middle so as to allow them to be opened and closed by a thumb and finger inserted through rings on the end of their handles

a pair of trousers in trousers US English

An outer garment covering the body from the waist to the ankles, with a separate part for each leg

two bricks short of a load US English

(Of a person) stupid; crazy

pair US Thesaurus

a pair of gloves

pair English-Spanish

par m

au pair English-Spanish

au pair mf

au pair Spanish-English

au pair

pair off English-Spanish

poner* en parejas

pair up English-Spanish

emparejar, formar pares con

compass US Thesaurus

faith cannot be defined within the compass of human thought


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