Definition of Couple

1. Noun. A pair who associate with one another. "An inseparable twosome"

Exact synonyms: Duet, Duo, Twosome
Generic synonyms: Pair
Specialized synonyms: Same-sex Marriage

2. Verb. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together. "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
Exact synonyms: Match, Mate, Pair, Twin
Related verbs: Match
Specialized synonyms: Mismate, Mismatch
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join
Derivative terms: Coupling, Match, Match, Mate, Pair, Pair

3. Noun. A pair of people who live together. "A married couple from Chicago"
Exact synonyms: Match, Mates
Generic synonyms: Family, Family Unit
Specialized synonyms: Power Couple, Dink
Derivative terms: Match, Match

4. Verb. Link together. "Can we couple these proposals?"
Exact synonyms: Couple On, Couple Up
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Coupler, Coupling
Antonyms: Uncouple

5. Noun. A small indefinite number. "He's coming for a couple of days"

6. Verb. Form a pair or pairs. "The two old friends paired off"
Exact synonyms: Pair, Pair Off, Partner Off
Generic synonyms: Unify, Unite
Derivative terms: Pair, Pairing

7. Noun. Two items of the same kind.
Exact synonyms: Brace, Couplet, Distich, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Span, Twain, Twosome, Yoke
Terms within: Fellow, Mate
Generic synonyms: 2, Deuce, Ii, Two
Specialized synonyms: Doubleton
Derivative terms: Pair, Pair

8. Verb. Engage in sexual intercourse. "Birds mate in the Spring"

9. Noun. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Specialized synonyms: Dipole
Generic synonyms: Building Block, Unit
Terms within: Moment Of A Couple

Definition of Couple

1. n. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

2. v. t. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.

3. v. i. To come together as male and female; to copulate.

Definition of Couple

1. Noun. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship. ¹

2. Noun. Two of the same kind connected or considered together (''see Usage notes''). ¹

3. Noun. (informal) A small number of. See usage notes. ¹

4. Noun. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple. ¹

5. Noun. (physics) Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (and acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive dated) To join in wedlock; to marry. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate. ¹

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Definition of Couple

1. to unite in pairs [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

Medical Definition of Couple

1. To copulate; to perform coitus; said especially of the lower animals. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Couple

coup injury of brain
coup stick
coup sticks
couple on
couple up
coupled beats
coupled pulse
coupled reaction
coupled rhythm
coupled transport

Literary usage of Couple

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mechanics by Lewis Raymond Smith (1922)
"couple Defined. — Two equal and opposite parallel forces acting at separate ... 53, it will be seen that a couple causes rotation only and that there can be ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"The following Papers were read :— I. " The Minimum-point of Change of Potential of a Voltaic couple." By G. GORE, FRS Received May 26, 1888. ..."

3. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"A couple o' sawbones," said Sam. " What's a sawbones ? " inquired Mr. Pickwick, not quit* certain whether it was a live animal, or something to eat. ..."

4. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"Now as a motor-couple and its parts exert time-flow of one form of energy, they differ from a force couple and its parts in the same way that these differ ..."

5. Health Security: The President's Report to the American People by Domestic Policy Council (U. S.) (1993)
"Policy Type Premium The Rutherfords Pay (Per Year) Pay (Per Month) TODAY* Married couple Uninsured Uninsured Uninsured REFORM Married couple ..."

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