Couple Definition

kŭpəl
coupled, couples, coupling
noun
couples
Two items of the same kind; a pair.
American Heritage
Anything joining two things together; bond; link.
Webster's New World
Two people, esp. a man and woman, who are engaged, married, or joined as partners, as in a dance or game.
Webster's New World
Two things or persons of the same sort that are somehow associated.
Webster's New World
An indefinite small number; a few [a couple of ideas]
A couple cups of coffee.
Webster's New World
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verb
coupled, couples, coupling
To come together; unite.
Webster's New World
To join together by fastening or by association; link; connect.
Webster's New World
To join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection.
Webster's New World
To join in marriage.
Webster's New World
To unite in sexual intercourse; copulate.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Two or few.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
determiner
(informal) A small number of.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Couple

Noun

Singular:
couple
Plural:
couples

Origin of Couple

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin cōpula bond, pair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French couple, from Latin copula.

    From Wiktionary

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