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Definitions of couple

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

  1. He ought to be here in a couple of hours, then? – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. And we can send a couple of men to look for them. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  6. Another couple of days should finish her. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  7. Surely another year, a couple of years! – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  8. I merely wish to know your opinion about a couple of horses." – The Second String by Nat Gould
  9. 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
  10. I sleep hardly a couple of hours. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  11. I'm going out there for a couple of days. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  12. 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
  13. It was only a couple of hours that we could spare, but it was absolutely necessary. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. You're worse off now than you were a couple of hours ago. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  15. Put a couple in your pocket now, because you won't win the box. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  16. 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
  17. You had better send up a couple of men there at once- better still, go yourself. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  18. " 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
  19. A couple of people who want to talk to you." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  20. But one day a letter came, saying that he would run up for a couple of days. – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
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