Definitions for: Couple

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Cou"ple, v. i.
To come together as male and female; to copulate. [Obs.]
--Milton. Bacon.

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

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