HyperDic: couple

English > 9 senses of the word couple:
NOUNgroupcouple, twosome, duo, dueta pair who associate with one another
groupcouple, mates, matcha pair of people who live together
quantitycouplea small indefinite number
quantitycouple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadtwo items of the same kind
objectcouple(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
VERBcontactcouple, match, mate, pair, twinbring two objects, ideas, or people together
contactcouple, couple on, couple uplink together
socialcouple, pair, pair off, partner offform a pair or pairs
contactcouple, copulate, mate, pairengage in sexual intercourse
couple > pronunciation
Soundskah'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > couple: 9 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA pair who associate with one another.
Example"the engaged couple"
Synonymstwosome, duo, duet
Narrowersame-sex marriageTwo people of the same sex / sex who live together as a family
BroaderpairTwo people considered as a unit
Spanishdúo, pareja
Catalanduo, parella, parell
Verbscoupleform a pair or pairs
English > couple: 9 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA pair of people who live together.
Example"a married couple from Chicago"
Synonymsmates, match
NarrowerDINKA couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
power coupleA couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
Broaderfamily, family unitprimary social group
Spanishmatrimonio, pareja
Catalanmatrimoni, parella
Verbscoupleengage in sexual intercourse
English > couple: 9 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA small indefinite number.
Example"he's coming for a couple of days"
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishpar
Catalanparell
English > couple: 9 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningTwo items of the same kind.
Synonymspair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad
Partsmate, fellowOne of a pair
Narrowerdoubleton(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Broadertwo, 2, II, deuceThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
Spanishdúo, pareja, par, tándem
Catalanduo, parella, parell
Verbscouplebring two objects, ideas, or people together
English > couple: 9 senses > noun 5, object
Meaning(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines.
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Partsmoment of a couplegiven two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them
NarrowerdipoleA pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance
Broaderunit, building blockA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
English > couple: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBring two objects, ideas, or people together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"This fact is coupled to the other one"
Synonymsmatch, mate, pair, twin
Narrowermismatchmatch badly
mismateProvide with an unsuitable mate
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
Similar tomatchGive or join in marriage
Spanishacoplar, casar, emparejar, relacionar
Catalanacoblar, aparellar, casar, relacionar
Nounscoupletwo items of the same kind
couplinga connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
English > couple: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninglink together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"can we couple these proposals?"
Synonymscouple on, couple up
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Oppositeuncouple, decoupledisconnect or separate
Spanishacoplar
Nounscoupling, couplera mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
English > couple: 9 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningform a pair or pairs.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspair, pair off, partner off
Broaderunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Spanishaparearse, aparear, emparejarse, emparejar
Catalanacoblar-se, acoblar, aparellar-se, aparellar, apariar-se, apariar
Nounscouplea pair who associate with one another
English > couple: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningEngage in sexual intercourse.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscopulate, mate, pair
Entailed byconceiveBecome pregnant
Narrowerbreed, covercopulate with a female, used especially of horses
deflower, ruindeprive of virginity
nickmate successfully
ride, mountcopulate with
serve, servicemate with
sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonkHave sexual intercourse with
sodomize, sodomise, buggerPractice anal sex upon
sodomize, sodomisecopulate with an animal
treadmate with
Broaderjoin, conjoinmake contact or come together
Spanishaparearse, aparear, copular, emparejarse
Catalanacoblar-se, aparellar, apariar-se
Nounscouplea pair of people who live together
couplingthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

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