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Noun: couple  kú-pul
  1. A pair who associate with one another
    "the engaged couple";
    - twosome, duo, duet
  2. A pair of people who are married to each other or are in a romantic relationship
    "a married couple from Chicago";
    - mates, match
  3. A small indefinite number
    "he's coming for a couple of days"
  4. Two items of the same kind
    - pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
  5. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
Verb: couple  kú-pul
  1. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "This fact is coupled to the other one";
    - match, mate, pair, twin
  2. Link together
    "can we couple these proposals?";
    - couple on, couple up
  3. Form a pair or pairs
    "The two old friends coupled off";
    - pair, pair off, partner off
  4. Engage in sexual intercourse
    "Birds couple in the spring";
    - copulate, mate, pair

Derived forms: coupled, couples, coupling

Type of: 2, attach, building block, conjoin [formal], deuce, family, family unit, II, join, pair, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, two, unify, unit, unite

Encyclopedia: Couple