Couple meaning

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Couple means to link together or to pair up.

An example of to couple is to put students in groups of two.

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The definition of a couple is two items of a similar kind or two people in a romantic relationship.

An example of a couple is a salt and pepper shaker set.

An example of a couple is a husband and wife.

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Two items of the same kind; a pair.
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Something that joins or connects two things together; a link.
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To link together; connect.

Coupled her refusal with an explanation.

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To link (two circuits or currents), as by magnetic induction.
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To join together in marriage; marry.
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To form pairs; join.
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To unite sexually; have sexual intercourse.
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To join chemically.
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Two or few.
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Anything joining two things together; bond; link.
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Two things or persons of the same sort that are somehow associated.
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Two people, esp. a man and woman, who are engaged, married, or joined as partners, as in a dance or game.
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An indefinite small number; a few [a couple of ideas]

A couple cups of coffee.

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Two dissimilar metals or alloys placed in electrical contact with each other to create a galvanic or thermoelectric current; voltaic couple.
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Two equal forces producing rotation by moving in parallel but opposite directions.
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To join together by fastening or by association; link; connect.
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To join (two or more circuits) by a common magnetic or electric field or by direct connection.
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To come together; unite.
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To unite in sexual intercourse; copulate.
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Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
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Two of the same kind connected or considered together.
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(informal) A small number.
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One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
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(physics) Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment.
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(architecture) A couple-close.
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

I'll go in couples with her.

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(informal) A small number of.
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To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).

Now the conductor will couple the train cars.

I've coupled our system to theirs.

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(dated) To join in wedlock; to marry.
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(intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.
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To join in marriage.
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A few; several.

A couple of days.

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A pair of forces of equal magnitude acting in parallel but opposite directions, capable of causing rotation but not translation.
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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