English - Vietnamese Dictionary
pair /peə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đôi, cặp
- a pair of gloves: đôi găng tay
- pair of horses: cặp ngựa
- cặp vợ chồng; đôi đực cái, đôi trống mái (loài vật)
- chiếc; cái (đồ vật có hai bộ phận)
- a pair of scissor: cái kéo
- where is the pair to this sock?: chiếc tất kia đâu rồi?
- (chính trị) cặp (nghị sĩ ở hai đảng đối lập thoả thuận cùng không bỏ phiếu); người kết đôi (một trong hai nghị sĩ ở hai đảng đối lạp thoả thuận cùng không bỏ phiếu)
- I cannot find a pair: tôi không tìm được người kết đôi (trong việc bỏ phiếu)
- pairs of stairs
- that is another pair of shoes
- ngoại động từ
- cho yêu nhau, cho lấy nhau (đôi trai gái)
- nội động từ
- yêu nhau, lấy nhau (đôi trai gái); kết đôi với nhau (con đực con cái, con trống con mái)
- to pair off
- ghép từng đôi một; hợp thành từng đôi; kết đôi (trong việc thoả thuận không bỏ phiếu ở nghị trường)
- to pair off with
- (thông tục) kết duyên với
pairs|paired|pairingper /peəThesaurus Dictionary
+a set of two similar things considered as a unit
+two items of the same kind
+two people considered as a unit
+a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
+form a pair or pairs
+bring two objects, ideas, or people together
+occur in pairs
+arrange in pairs
Advanced English Dictionary
1 couple, twosome, two of a kind, set of two, matched set, duo, dyad, twins, double, doublet; brace, span, yoke, team, tandem:
A pair of silver candelabra disappeared during the party.
2 match (up), mate, pair off or up, team (up), put together, partner, twin, double, join, unite, yoke; wed, marry, join in wedlock or in holy matrimony:
Pair these gloves for me, would you? Husbands may not pair off with wives for the next dance.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
two things the same
1 [C] two things of the same type, especially when they are used or worn together: a pair of gloves / shoes / earrings + a huge pair of eyes + The vase is one of a matching pair. + a pair of aces / kings (= two playing cards that have the same value)
two parts joined
2 [C] an object consisting of two parts that are joined together: a pair of trousers / pants / jeans + a pair of glasses / binoculars / scissors
Help Note: A plural verb is sometimes used with pair in the singular in senses 1 and 2. In informal AmE some people use pair as a plural form: three pair of shoes. This is not considered correct in written English.
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] two people who are doing sth together or who have a particular relationship: Get pairs of students to act out the dialogue in front of the class. + (informal) I've had enough of the pair of you!
Help Note: In BrE a plural verb is usually used: A pair of children were kicking a ball about. + The pair are planning a trip to India together.
two animals / birds
4 [C+sing./pl. v.] two animals or birds of the same type that are breeding together: a breeding pair + a pair of swans + pair bonding (= the process of animals forming a pair for breeding)
5 [C] two horses working together to pull a carriage: a carriage and pair
See also - AU PAIR
Idioms: a pair of hands (informal) a person who can do, or is doing, a job: We need an extra pair of hands if we're going to finish on time. + Colleagues regard him as a safe pair of hands (= sb who can be relied on to do a job well).
in pairs in groups of two objects or people: Students worked in pairs on the project.
I've only got one pair of hands (spoken) used to say that you are too busy to do anything else
make groups of two
1 [VN] [usually passive] ~ A with B
~ A and B (together) to put people or things into groups of two: Each blind student was paired with a sighted student. + All the shoes on the floor were neatly paired.
of animals / birds
2 [V] (technical) to come together in order to breed: Many of the species pair for life.
Phrasal Verbs: pair off (with sb)
pair sb<->off (with sb) to come together, especially in order to have a romantic relationship; to bring two people together for this purpose: It seemed that all her friends were pairing off. + He's always trying to pair me off with his cousin.
pair up (with sb)
pair sb<->up (with sb) to come together or to bring two people together to work, play a game, etc.
1 two things the same
a matching pair of vases
in a/the ~
Answer one question in each pair.
| in ~s
These candlesticks only come in pairs.
| ~ of
a pair of shoes
one of a pair
one of a pair of crystal vases
2 people who are connected
inseparable | good | happy
(= a newly married couple)
They make an odd pair.
VERB + PAIR
The pair were matched for age.
I thought they would make a good pair so I arranged for them to meet.
in a/the ~
The students worked in pairs.
3 male and female animal
PAIR + VERB
a pair of swans nesting by the river
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