Definition and Meanings for couple

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Part of Speech of couple

noun, adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, verb, intransitive verb

Etymology of couple

f. couple, fr. l. copula a bond, band; co- + apere, aptum, to join. see art, a., and cf. copula f. coupler, fr. l. copulare. see couple, n., and cf. copulate, cobble, v.pos

Meaning of couple


as noun, adjective

  • that which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
  • two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
  • a male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
  • see couple-close.
  • one of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
  • two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, verb

  • to link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
  • to join in wedlock; to marry.

as intransitive verb

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