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Meaning of COUPLE

Pronunciation:  'kupul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
  2. [n]  a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
  3. [n]  something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
  4. [n]  two items of the same kind
  5. [n]  a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"
  6. [v]  bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "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. [v]  link together
  8. [v]  make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
  9. [v]  form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"

COUPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brace, copulate, couple on, couple up, couplet, distich, doubleton, duad, duet, duet, duo, duo, dyad, match, match, mate, mates, pair, pair, pair, pair off, partner off, span, twain, twin, twosome, twosome, yoke
 Antonyms: uncouple
 See Also: 2, attach, bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, breed, bring together, bugger, building block, conjoin, cover, deflower, deuce, DINK, dipole, do it, eff, family, family unit, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, II, jazz, join, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, mismatch, mismate, moment, mount, nick, pair, ride, ruin, screw, serve, service, sleep with, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, sodomise, sodomize, tread, two, unify, unit, unite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cou"ple\ (k?p"'l), n. [F. couple, fr. L. copula a bond,
    band; co- + apere, aptum, to join. See {Art}, a., and cf.
    1. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or
       tie; a coupler. [Obs.]
             It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs
             in couples; they should be of the same size and
             humor.                                --L'Estrange.
             I'll go in couples with her.          --Shak.
    2. Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a
       pair; a brace. ``A couple of shepherds.'' --Sir P. Sidney.
       ``A couple of drops'' --Addison. ``A couple of miles.''
       --Dickens. ``A couple of weeks.'' --Carlyle.
             Adding one to one we have the complex idea of a
             couple.                               --Locke.
             [Ziba] met him with a couple of asses saddled. --2
                                                   Sam. xvi. 1.
    3. A male and female associated together; esp., a man and
       woman who are married or betrothed.
             Such were our couple, man and wife.   --Lloyd.
             Fair couple linked in happy, nuptial league.
    4. (Arch.) See {Couple-close}.
    5. (Elec.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which
       compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or
       galvanic couple.
    6. (Mech.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in
       amount but opposite in direction, and acting along
       parallel lines or around parallel axes.
    Note: The effect of a couple of forces is to produce a
          rotation. A couple of rotations is equivalent to a
          motion of translation.
  2. \Cou"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coupled} (k?p"'ld); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Coupling} (-l?ng).] [F. coupler, fr. L.
    copulare. See {Couple}, n., and cf. {Copulate}, {Cobble}, v.]
    1. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or
       fasten together; to join.
             Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds, . .
             . And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach.
    2. To join in wedlock; to marry. [Colloq.]
             A parson who couples all our beggars. --Swift.
  3. \Cou"ple\, v. i.
    To come together as male and female; to copulate. [Obs.]
    --Milton. Bacon.
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