Pair, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paired p. pr. & vb. n. Pairing.]
1. To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
My heart was made to fit and pair with thine. --Rowe.
3. Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
To pair off, to separate from a group in pairs or couples; specif. (Parliamentary Cant), to agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues. See Pair, n., 6.
adj 1: used of gloves, socks, etc. [syn: mated]
2: of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem;
"opposite leaves" [syn: opposite] [ant: alternate]
3: mated sexually