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Noun: pairing  peh-ring
  1. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    "the casual pairings of adolescents";
    - coupling, mating, conjugation, union, sexual union
  2. The act of grouping things or people in pairs
  3. The process of connecting two devices via a network
    "If the pairing was not successful for any reason, the pump will show the Connection failed screen"
  4. An informal agreement between two members of a legislative body who would vote in opposite ways to refrain from voting so that both may be absent
Verb: pair  pehr
  1. Form a pair or pairs
    "The two old friends paired off";
    - pair off, partner off, couple
  2. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project";
    - match, mate, couple, twin
  3. Occur in pairs
    - geminate
  4. Arrange in pairs
    "Pair these numbers";
    - geminate
  5. Engage in sexual intercourse
    "Birds pair in the spring";
    - copulate, mate, couple
  6. Make a wireless (e.g. Bluetooth) connection between two devices

Sounds like: paired, airing

Derived forms: pairings

Type of: arrange, conjoin [formal], grouping, join, occur, set up, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, unify, unite

Encyclopedia: Pairing