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

  • Adjectives. Types of Adjectives
    Adjectives. Types of Adjectives

    1. What is an Adjective and its Functions

    An adjective is used with a noun, describing or improving it. It has the function to modify the noun, to complement it, or to support it within the phrase. With their help, we can describe the subject or the object in the sentence, enriching the content and increasing comprehension.

  • Nouns. Types of Nouns
    Nouns. Types of Nouns

    Nouns in English are words that are naming either an idea, thing, quality, place or person. They can be either in plural or singular form, and they most of the time need a determiner or article in order to exist in a sentence. It’s important to note that adjectives can be used to describe nouns and, maybe the interesting thing is that the English language has more nouns than verbs or any other kind of word.

  • Verbs.Types of Verbs
    Verbs.Types of Verbs

    1. Definition and function of verbs

    In English, the verb shows the action, state, occurrence in a sentence, being the principal part of the predicate. The function of the verbs is to describe the action, conditions, or state regarding to the subject. They state is something happened, is happening or will happen in the future.