Definition of Couple in English :

Define Couple in English

Couple meaning in English

Meaning of Couple in English

Pronunciation of Couple in English

Couple pronunciation in English

Pronounce Couple in English


see synonyms of couple


1. couple, duet, duo, twosome

a pair who associate with one another

Example Sentences:
'the engaged couple'
'an inseparable twosome'

2. couple, match, mates

a pair of people who live together

Example Sentences:
'a married couple from Chicago'

3. couple

a small indefinite number

Example Sentences:
'he's coming for a couple of days'

4. brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

two items of the same kind

5. couple

(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines


6. couple, match, mate, pair, twin

bring two objects, ideas, or people together

Example Sentences:
'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'

7. couple, couple on, couple up

link together

Example Sentences:
'can we couple these proposals?'

8. couple, pair, pair off, partner off

form a pair or pairs

Example Sentences:
'The two old friends paired off'

9. copulate, couple, mate, pair

engage in sexual intercourse

Example Sentences:
'Birds mate in the Spring'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of couple
two people who regularly associate with each other or live together
an engaged couple
2. (functioning as singular or plural)
two people considered as a pair, for or as if for dancing, games, etc
3. mainly hunting
a pair of collars joined by a leash, used to attach hounds to one another
two hounds joined in this way
the unit of reckoning for hounds in a pack
twenty and a half couple
a pair of equal and opposite parallel forces that have a tendency to produce rotation with a torque or turning moment equal to the product of either force and the perpendicular distance between them
5. physics
two dissimilar metals, alloys, or semiconductors in electrical contact, across which a voltage develops
b. Also called: galvanic couple
two dissimilar metals or alloys in electrical contact that when immersed in an electrolyte act as the electrodes of an electrolytic cell
a connector or link between two members, such as a tie connecting a pair of rafters in a roof
7.  a couple of
8. (usually preceded by a; functioning as singular or plural)
two; a pair
give him a couple
9. (transitive)
to connect (two things) together or to connect (one thing) to (another)
to couple railway carriages
10. (transitive)
to do (two things) simultaneously or alternately
he couples studying with teaching
to form or be formed into a pair or pairs
to associate, put, or connect together
history is coupled with sociology
to link (two circuits) by electromagnetic induction
14. (intransitive)
to have sexual intercourse
to join or be joined in marriage; marry
16. (transitive)
to attach (two hounds to each other)

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see synonyms of couple
anything joining two things together; bond; link
two things or persons of the same sort that are somehow associated
two people, esp. a man and woman, who are engaged, married, or joined as partners, as in a dance or game
4.  Informal
an indefinite small number; a few [a couple of ideas]
now often used with adjectival force, omitting the of
a couple cups of coffee
5.  Electricity
two dissimilar metals or alloys placed in electrical contact with each other to create a galvanic or thermoelectric current; voltaic couple
6.  Mechanics
two equal forces producing rotation by moving in parallel but opposite directions
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈcoupled or ˈcoupling
to join together by fastening or by association; link; connect
8.  Archaic
to join in marriage
9.  Electricity
to join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection
verb intransitive
to come together; unite
to unite in sexual intercourse; copulate

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of couple
v. cou·pled, cou·pling, cou·ples
1. To link together; connect: coupled her refusal with an explanation.
2. Electricity To link (two circuits or currents), as by magnetic induction.
3. Archaic To join together in marriage; marry.
1. To form pairs; join.
2. To unite sexually; have sexual intercourse.
3. To join chemically.
Two or few: "Every couple years the urge strikes, to ... haul off to a new site" (Garrison Keillor).
1. Two items of the same kind; a pair.
2. Something that joins or connects two things together; a link.
3. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. Two people united, as by betrothal or marriage.
b. Two people together.
4. Informal A few; several: a couple of days.
5. Physics A pair of forces of equal magnitude acting in parallel but opposite directions, capable of causing rotation but not translation.

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