pair of shoes

two matching shoes, set of shoes

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • another pair of shoes — (informal) Quite a different matter • • • Main Entry: ↑shoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • that is another pair of shoes — that is an entirely separate issue, that is a different subject altogether …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pair — 1. Used as a collective noun, pair is treated as a plural when it denotes two separate items and as a singular when it denotes a unit: so a pair of gloves, scissors, scales, shoes, trousers, etc. are singular whereas a pair of bachelors, dogs,… …   Modern English usage

  • Pair — (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Par} equality, {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pair royal — Pair Pair (p[^a]r), n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair, fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. {Apparel}, {Par} equality, {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pair — 1 noun plural pairs or pair (C) 1 TROUSERS ETC a single thing made of two similar parts that are joined together: a pair of jeans/trousers/scissors/glasses etc: Go put on a clean pair of jeans. | a new pair of sunglasses 2 SHOES ETC two things of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pair - couple — ◊ a pair of A pair of things are two things of the same size and shape that are used together, such as shoes. ...a pair of new gloves. He bought a pair of hiking boots. When you use a pair of like this, you can use either a singular or a plural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair — pair1 [ per ] noun count *** ▸ 1 two matching things ▸ 2 something made of two parts ▸ 3 two people ▸ 4 two animals ▸ 5 in card games ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) two things of the same type that belong together: Those boots cost fifty dollars a pair. pair… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pair — I UK [peə(r)] / US [per] noun [countable] Word forms pair : singular pair plural pairs *** 1) a) two things of the same type that belong together Those boots cost fifty pounds a pair. pair of: I need a pair of earrings to go with this outfit. a… …   English dictionary

  • pair — noun 1 two things the same ADJECTIVE ▪ matching ▪ a matching pair of vases ▪ identical ▪ clean ▪ a clean pair of socks …   Collocations dictionary

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