pair


pair
pair pair [peə ǁ per] verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE if two companies, people, or things are paired, they are put into groups of two because they are connected in some way or will work together:

• When the new products were paired, encouraging customer gains resulted.

pair with

• Chrysler paired with Hilton Hotels for a promotion giving frequent hotel guests free Chrysler cars.

• Any cut in capital gains taxes would be paired with increases in other taxes.

2. FINANCE if the shares in two companies are paired, they are considered to be shares in one company when they are bought or sold, even though the companies have separate management arrangements:

• The companies are managed separately, but their shares are paired for trading in the market.

pair (somebody/​something →) up phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive]
if two people or companies pair up, or are paired up, they work together:

• Six months ago the company created a `buddy system' which paired up employees.

pair (somebody/​something → ) up with

• To avoid losing his company, Mr. Ross paired up with Chris-Craft Industries Inc.

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Ⅰ.
pair UK US /peər/ noun [C]
two people, things, or organizations that work, are used, or appear together: »

The pair are accused of securities fraud.

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The carpenters worked in pairs.

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pair UK US /peər/ verb
[T] (also pair off) to combine two things to produce a particular result: pair (off) sth with sth »

He is asking the state for a $26 million investment to be paired with private support of $10 million.

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Some funds combine long and short positions, usually pairing off stocks in the same industry.

[I or T] to put two people or groups together to work or learn something, or to form a group of two for these purposes: »

The instructor paired us off, so that we could test the new techniques.

pair sb (off) with sb »

Ms. Morris was paired with Ms. Lindsay, with whom she spent two days learning about various aspects of running a wine business.

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Employees paired off and began their tasks.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
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  • pair — pair …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • pair — pair, aire (pêr, pê r ) adj. 1°   Égal, semblable, pareil ; ne se dit plus, en ce sens, que dans la locution : sans pair. •   Elles [deux chèvres] avaient la gloire De compter dans leur race, à ce que dit l histoire, L une certaine chèvre au… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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 — 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 — [per] n. pl. pairs or pair [ME paire < OFr < L paria, neut. pl. of par, equal: see PAR1] 1. two similar or corresponding things joined, associated, or used together [a pair of gloves] 2. a single thing made up of two corresponding parts… …   English World dictionary

  • pair up — ˌpair ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pair up he/she/it pairs up present participle pairing up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair — PAIR, pairi, s.m. Titlu purtat de marii vasali ai regelui în Franţa şi în Anglia în evul mediu. ♦ Membru (pe viaţă) al uneia dintre cele două camere legislative din Franţa între 1815 şi 1848. ♦ Titlu de nobleţe în Marea Britanie, care conferă… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pair — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. [1913 Webster] My heart was made to fit and pair with thine. Rowe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pair — 〈[pɛ:r] Adj.; Roulett; bei Zahlen〉 gerade; Ggs impair [frz.] * * * pair [pɛ:ɐ̯ ] <Adj.> [frz. pair < afrz. per < lat. par, ↑ Paar]: (von den Zahlen beim Roulette) gerade. * * * pair   [pɛː …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pair — 〈[ pɛ:r] m. 6; im alten Frankreich〉 Angehöriger des politisch bevorzugten Hochadels [frz. <lat. paria „Gleiches“] * * * pair [pɛ:ɐ̯ ] <Adj.> [frz. pair < afrz. per < lat. par, ↑ Paar]: (von den Zahlen beim Roulette) gerade. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon