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couple

 
Noun couple has 5 senses
  1. couple - a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"
    --1 is a kind of
    small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
  2. couple, mates, match - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
    --2 is a kind of family, family unit
    --2 has particulars: power couple; DINK
    Derived form: verb couple4
  3. couple, twosome, duo, duet - a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
    --3 is a kind of pair
    --3 has particulars: same-sex marriage
    Derived form: verb couple3
  4. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad - two items of the same kind
    --4 is a kind of two, 2, II, deuce
    --4 has particulars: doubleton
    Derived form: verb couple1
  5. couple - something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
    --5 is a kind of
    unit, building block
    --5 has part: moment
    --5 has particulars: dipole
Verb couple has 4 senses
  1. match, mate, couple, pair, twin - bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "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"
    --1 is one way to join, bring together
    Derived forms: noun couple4, noun coupling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. couple, couple on, couple up - link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
    --2 is one way to attach
    Antonyms: uncouple, decouple
    Derived forms: noun coupler1, noun coupling2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pair, pair off, partner off, couple - form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
    --3 is one way to unite, unify
    Derived form: noun couple3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. copulate, mate, pair, couple - make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
    --4 is one way to join, conjoin
    Derived forms: noun couple2, noun coupling3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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