HyperDic: coupling

English > 3 senses of the word coupling:
NOUNartifactcoupling, yokea connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
artifactcoupling, couplera mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
actcoupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual unionthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
coupling > pronunciation
Soundskah'plihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > coupling: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together.
Synonymyoke
Broaderconnection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectiveAn instrumentality that connects
Spanishyugo
Catalanjou
Verbscouplebring two objects, ideas, or people together
English > coupling: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects.
Synonymcoupler
NarrowerclevisA coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling
clutchA coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
fluid driveAn automotive power coupling
swivelA coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
turnbuckleAn oblong metal coupling with a swivel at one end and an internal thread at the other into which a threaded rod can be screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for length or tension
universal joint, universalcoupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishacoplador, acoplamiento
Catalanacoblador, acoblament
Verbscouplelink together
English > coupling: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes.
Example"the casual couplings of adolescents"
Synonymsmating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union
Narrowerassortative matingmating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative matingmating of individuals having traits more dissimilar / dissimilar / dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreedingThe act of mating closely related individuals
servicing, serviceThe act of mating by male animals
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishacoplamiento, apareamiento, emparejamiento, monta, unión
Catalanacoblament, aparellament, apariament
Verbscoupleengage in sexual intercourse

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