What does pairing mean?

Definitions for pairingˈpɛər ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pairing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)

    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"

  2. pairing(noun)

    the act of grouping things or people in pairs


  1. pairing(Noun)

    The combination or union of two things.

    The seeds were adjusted to make sure that there were good pairings for the tennis tournament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pairing

    of Pair

  2. Pairing(verb)

    the act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples

  3. Pairing(verb)

    see To pair off, under Pair, v. i

  4. Origin: [See Pair, v. i.]


  1. Pairing

    The concept of pairing treated here occurs in mathematics.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pairing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pairing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Fox:

    The Blue Apron experience is about exploration, that fits very well with wine. Pairing it with meals is the best way to do it.

  2. Rachel Courtney:

    I realized that the world was moving on but in a lot of respects, I wasn't, heidi ended up pairing me up with another woman who was a mentor, who had lost her father in an aircraft disaster.

  3. Lam Chief Executive Martin Anstice:

    The pairing of Lam Research and KLA-Tencor brings industry leadership in process and process control together, accelerating our capability to address our customers' most difficult challenges as they scale to meet the market demands of lower power, higher performance, and smaller form factors.

  4. Claire Carmalt:

    The biggest challenge for self-cleaning surfaces is finding a way to make them tough enough to withstand everyday damage, the surfaces tend to be mechanically weak and so rub off easily. But by pairing our paint with different adhesives, we've shown it is possible to make a robust self-cleaning surface.

  5. Lois Greenfield:

    He was basically juxtaposing pictures that seemed to tell a story when put side by side, either one dancer's movement led into the other picture or maybe there was a relationship between the dancers' shapes. ... He had a design strategy of pairing images that became very exciting, because the connotation of (one) picture could be expanded by the juxtaposition to another picture.

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