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Meaning & Definition of Couple in English

English

Couple

/kəpəl/

noun

1. A pair who associate with one another

  • "The engaged couple"
  • "An inseparable twosome"
    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • twosome
  • ,
  • duo
  • ,
  • duet

2. A pair of people who live together

  • "A married couple from chicago"
    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • mates
  • ,
  • match

3. A small indefinite number

  • "He's coming for a couple of days"
    synonym:
  • couple

4. Two items of the same kind

    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • 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

    synonym:
  • couple

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • match
  • ,
  • mate
  • ,
  • couple
  • ,
  • pair
  • ,
  • twin

2. Link together

  • "Can we couple these proposals?"
    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • couple on
  • ,
  • couple up

3. Form a pair or pairs

  • "The two old friends paired off"
    synonym:
  • pair
  • ,
  • pair off
  • ,
  • partner off
  • ,
  • couple

4. Engage in sexual intercourse

  • "Birds mate in the spring"
    synonym:
  • copulate
  • ,
  • mate
  • ,
  • pair
  • ,
  • couple

Examples of using

They lived a couple of years in Spain.
I'm going to stay at your countryhouse for a couple of days, and I think you don't mind.
Could you knock down the price a couple of dollars?