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Definition of 'couple'


  1. a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"
  2. a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
       Synonyms: mates match
  3. a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
       Synonyms: twosome duo duet
  4. two items of the same kind
       Synonyms: 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


  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"
       Synonyms: match mate pair twin
  2. link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
       Synonyms: couple on couple up
       Antonyms: uncouple decouple
  3. form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
       Synonyms: pair pair off partner off
  4. make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
       Synonyms: copulate mate pair

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