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couple

cou·ple

couple

 
pronunciation:
kuh pl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: two of the same kind of thing or of related things considered together.
He and his wife are a couple of odd characters, don't you think?Could you get me a couple of envelopes from that drawer?
 
synonyms:
doublet, duo, pair, twain, twosome
similar words:
brace, mates, span, yoke
definition 2: a small, indefinite number.
She said she'd be back in a couple of minutes.
synonyms:
handful
similar words:
some, sprinkle
definition 3: two people paired together by marriage or by being in a romantic relationship.
I met a nice couple at the party last night.I thought they were just friends, but it looks like they're a couple now.
 
synonyms:
duo, pair, twosome
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coupled, couples, coupling
definition: to pair (one thing with another) or fasten together as a pair; connect.
Are you really going to couple that blouse with that skirt?They coupled the box car to the train engine.
synonyms:
connect, join, link, mate, yoke
antonyms:
uncouple
similar words:
bind, dock, double, marry, match, pair, unite, wed
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to unite or join into a pair.
synonyms:
unite, wed, yoke
similar words:
connect, dock, hook up, join, link, marry, mate
definition 2: to engage in sexual intercourse; copulate.
synonyms:
mate
similar words:
ball, copulate, fornicate, screw
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