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Definitions of couple

  1. two items of the same kind
  2. make love; " Birds mate in the Spring"
  3. form a pair or pairs; " The two old friends paired off"
  4. a pair who associate with one another; " the engaged couple"; " an inseparable twosome"
  5. a pair of people who live together; " a married couple from Chicago"
  6. something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
  7. a small indefinite number; " he's coming for a couple of days"
  8. 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"
  9. link together; " can we couple these proposals?"
  10. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
  11. Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
  12. A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
  13. See Couple- close.
  14. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
  15. Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.
  16. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
  17. To join in wedlock; to marry.
  18. To come together as male and female; to copulate.
  19. Two of the same kind connected; a pair; man and wife; a betrothed man and woman; partners at a dance.
  20. To link or join together; unite.
  21. To form pairs.
  22. To copulate, noting especially the performance of the act by the lower animals.
  23. Two of a kind joined together, or connected: two: a pair.
  24. Two of a kind; a pair.
  25. To join; place together in a pair; connect; unite.
  26. Two of a kind connected together; a pair; a male and female connected by marriage, or allied; that which links two things together; two opposite parallel forces, the moments of which are equal.
  27. To connect together; to marry; to unite.
  28. To copulate. See Copula.
  29. Two or a pair; the male and female; a man and his wife; two of the same species or kind taken together; a brace.
  30. To link, chain, or unite one thing to another; to fasten together; to unite as man and wife; to marry.
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Quotes of couple

  1. The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple He was very skittish. He wouldn't let me hold him. It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated. – Casey Affleck
  2. In the last couple of years I've been picking up my guitar again. – Peabo Bryson
  3. I need to decide whether to apply for college or delay it for a couple of years while I pursue some more acting projects. Right now I'm trying to sort things out, so I can make the right choices. – Lacey Chabert
  4. We're talking to New Line. They've got a couple projects they're interested in me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM. There's a lot of available projects. – David R. Ellis
  5. My last two records that I made were both quite pointed in one direction and I think I do my best stuff when it's all over the map, when there's a couple traditional things, a couple pretty rocking things. – Vince Gill
  6. Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real -life couple on the screen. It's not very electric. – Hugh Grant
  7. A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics. – Peter Jennings
  8. There were exceptions, a couple of families that just plain didn't want to even think about it, although forty years had passed but mostly the people were very interested in talking about it. – Walter Lord
  9. I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down. I did that on a six string. I can't recall all the songs on it. There's some finger picking on it. – Roger McGuinn
  10. Going up the walls doing somersaults, that trick took a couple of days. – Donald O'Connor
  11. The Ramones went through a couple different line -up changes, and Johnny and Joey held through the whole thing. So right now I'm the only one hanging in there. – Jerry Only
  12. I was born in London, England, in 1938, a few months before the war, and spent the first years of my life there, although I was evacuated a couple of times for short periods. My schooling was very interrupted, both by frequent moves and by ill health. – Anne Perry
  13. There were probably, what, 300 science -fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years. – Jerry Pournelle
  14. There's loads of things you can do to make things easy for your throat, you can drink a bit of lemon and hot water couple of spoons of honey, you can gargle with port, I've done it a couple of times myself- but don't swallow it! – Cliff Richard
  15. What a couple I'm consumed into ashes. And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again. – Agnes Smedley

Usage examples for couple

  1. During the three weeks I was there I saw the sun a couple of times. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  2. I felt glad also for a rest here of a couple of days. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  3. He ought to be here in a couple of hours, then? – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  4. But one day a letter came, saying that he would run up for a couple of days. – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  5. I merely wish to know your opinion about a couple of horses." – The Second String by Nat Gould
  6. You can turn in and sleep a couple of hours more just as well as not, for there is nothing whatever for you to do. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  7. I sleep hardly a couple of hours. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. I remember thinking what a splendid couple they were, and how happy they seemed to be in each other's company. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. " It won't be a good test unless I have a couple of others besides myself. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  10. From that time she began to mend, and in a couple of days the physician pronounced her out of immediate danger. – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  11. You had better send up a couple of men there at once- better still, go yourself. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. Surely another year, a couple of years! – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Put a couple in your pocket now, because you won't win the box. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  14. Looking out of the window she saw a couple of ladies come out of a large house opposite and walk down toward a carriage which waited at the gate. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  15. Another couple of days should finish her. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. You're worse off now than you were a couple of hours ago. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  17. I'm going out there for a couple of days. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  18. A couple of people who want to talk to you." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  19. And we can send a couple of men to look for them. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  20. It was only a couple of hours that we could spare, but it was absolutely necessary. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve

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