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Definition 1: a pair who associate with one another - [noun denoting group]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the engaged couple
  • an inseparable twosome

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) two people considered as a unit

(... is a kind of couple ) two people of the same sex who live together as a family

"the legal status of same-sex marriages has been hotly debated"

Definition 2: a pair of people who live together - [noun denoting group]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a married couple from Chicago

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

(... is a kind of couple ) a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential

(... is a kind of couple ) a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)

Definition 3: (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines - [noun denoting object]

(couple is a kind of ...) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

"units of nucleic acids"

(... is a kind of couple ) a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance

(couple is a part of ...) given two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them

(couple belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 4: two items of the same kind - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

(... is a kind of couple ) (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

(couple is a part of ...) one of a pair

"he lost the mate to his shoe" "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"

Definition 5: a small indefinite number - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's coming for a couple of days

(couple is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 6: engage in sexual intercourse - [verb of contact]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Birds mate in the Spring

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of couple ) mate successfully; of livestock

(... is a kind of couple ) practice anal sex upon

(... is a kind of couple ) copulate with a female, used especially of horses

"The horse covers the mare"

(... is a kind of couple ) copulate with

"The bull was riding the cow"

(... is a kind of couple ) deprive of virginity

"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

(... is a kind of couple ) mate with

"male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"

(... is a kind of couple ) mate with

"male birds tread the females"

(... is a kind of couple ) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

(... is a kind of couple ) copulate with an animal

Definition 7: link together - [verb of contact]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • can we couple these proposals?

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 8: bring two objects, ideas, or people together - [verb of contact]

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This fact is coupled to the other one
  • Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
  • The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of couple ) provide with an unsuitable mate

(... is a kind of couple ) match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together

(couple has a similar meaning as ...) give or join in marriage

Samples where couple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two old friends paired off

Synonyms for couple in the sense of this definition

(couple is a kind of ...) act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

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