- the act of joining together, pairing, copulating, etc.
- a flexible or rigid mechanical device or part for joining parts together, as two shafts
- coupler (sense )
- the part of the body, as of a dog or horse, between the hipbones and the ribs; loin
- a method or device for joining two electric circuits for the transference of energy from one to the other
- The act of linking together or forming couples.
- The act of uniting sexually.
- A device that links or connects.
- Electronics The transfer of electricity from one circuit to another.
- Chemistry Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.
- The body part of a four-footed animal that connects the hindquarters to the forequarters.
- act of joining together to form a couple
- a device that couples two things together
- (computing) the degree of reliance between two program modules
- (electronics) a connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them
- (physics) The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other
- (sexuality) sexual intercourse
Variant 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
- 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
- Elec. two dissimilar metals or alloys placed in electrical contact with each other to create a galvanic or thermoelectric current; voltaic couple
- Mech. two equal forces producing rotation by moving in parallel but opposite directions
Origin of coupleMiddle English ; from Old French cople ; from Classical Latin copula, a band, link: see copula
transitive verbcoupled, coupling
- to join together by fastening or by association; link; connect
- Archaic to join in marriage
- Elec. to join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection
Origin of coupleME couplen < OFr copler < L copulare < copula
- to come together; unite
- to unite in sexual intercourse; copulate