Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pairing

2 senses of pairing

Sense 1
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union -- (the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring")
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

Sense 2
pairing -- (the act of grouping things or people in pairs)
       => grouping -- (the activity of putting things together in groups)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pair

5 senses of pair

Sense 1
pair, pair off, partner off, couple -- (form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off")
       => unite, unify -- (act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief)

Sense 2
match, mate, couple, pair, twin -- (bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 3
pair, geminate -- (occur in pairs)
       => occur -- (to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil")

Sense 4
pair, geminate -- (arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 5
copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")
       => join, conjoin -- (make contact or come together; "The two roads join here")

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