NounCouple (plural Couples)
- Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
- Two of the same kind connected or considered together.
- (informal) A small number of. See usage notes.
- One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
- (physics) Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (and acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment.
- (transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).
- (transitive, dated) To join in wedlock; to marry.
- (intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.
Adjectives for Couple
sober; strolling; loving; Inseparable; devoted; curious; ill-assorted; delectable; stately; venerable; plump; amorous; retiring; worthy; withered; happy; struggling; prudent; moneyless; elderly.
Verbs for Couple
attach—; betroth—; bless—; conjoin—; connect—; dance in—s; divide—; divorce—; engage—; eye—; fasten—; halve—; join—; knit—; leash—; link—; loose—; pair—s; rend—; sever—; split-; tie—; troop in—s; unite—; yoke—.
Adverbs for Couple
inevitably; normally; abnormally; hideously; logically; shrewdly; generally; poetically.
pair off, parallel, parallelize, partner, piece together, put together, rally, rally around, relate, relativize, remarry, rendezvous, rewed, roll into one, screw, seethe, serve, service, set, set of two, several, sleep with, solder, span, splice, stand together, stand up with, stick together, stream, surge, swarm, take in, take to wife, tape, team, team up, team up with, team with, the two, throng, throw in with, tie, tie in with, tie up with, twain, twins, two, twosome, unify, unionize, unite, unite in marriage, unite with, wed, weld, wive, yoke, a few, accouple, accumulate, affiliate, agglutinate, ally, amass, apply, arrange a match, articulate, assemble, associate, ball, band, band together, be in cahoots, be intimate, be made one, be spliced, become one, bind, bond, both, brace, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bunch, bunch up, cabal, cement, cement a union, centralize, chain, clap together, clot, club, club together, cluster, coalesce, cohabit, collect, combine, come together, commit adultery, comprise, concatenate, confederate, conglobulate, congregate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, consociate, conspire, contract matrimony, converge, copulate, correlate, couple up, couplet, cover, crowd, date, diddle, distich, double harness, double-harness, double-team, doublet, draw a parallel, duad, duet, duo, dyad, embrace, encompass, equate, espouse, federalize, federate, flock together, flow together, forgather, fornicate, frig, fuse, gang, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, get hitched, give away, glue, go in partners, go in partnership, group, harness, have sex, have sexual relations, herd together, hitch, hive, hook up, hook up with, horde, huddle, identify, include, intermarry, interrelate, interwed, join, join forces, join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, knot, lay, lay together, league, lie with, link, look-alikes, lump together, make a match, make it with, make love, make one, make out, marry, marshal, mass, match, matching pair, mate, mates, meet, merge, mill, miscegenate, mobilize, mount, muster, nuptial, one or two, organize, pair.
- In U.K. usage, couple is followed by of when used to mean "two", as in "a couple of people". In US usage, especially colloquial, of is often omitted, as in "I went there a couple times".
- "A couple of things" or people may be used to mean two of them, but it is also often used to mean any small number.
- The farm is a couple of miles off the main highway [=a few miles away].
- We’re going out to a restaurant with a couple of friends [=two friends].
- Wait a couple of minutes [=two minutes or more].
Couple m. and f. (plural Couples)
- (m.) Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
- Jean et Amélie forment un joli couple. - Jean and Amélie make a cute couple.
- (physics, m.)A force couple; a pure moment.
- (mathematics, m.) An ordered pair.
- (animal husbandry, f.) An accessory used to tightly attach two animals next to each other by the neck.
- (regional, f.) A pair of something.
- (Canada, f.) A couple of something, not to be mistaken as a few.