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couple

noun

1 couple

A pair who associate with one another:
— The engaged couple.

synonyms: duet, duo, twosome.

Dutch: duo, span, stel, stelletje, tweespan
Polish: paƄstwo

2 couple

A pair of people who live together:
— A married couple from Chicago.

synonyms: match, mates.

3 couple

A small indefinite number.

Dutch: paar

4 couple

Two items of the same kind.

synonyms: brace, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain ... show more.

Roget 89: duality, dualism; duplicity; biplicity, biformity; polarity.    two, deuce, couple, duet, brace, pair, cheeks, twins, ... show more

Dutch: stel, koppel, paar, twee, tweetal
Polish: parka

5 couple

physics Something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines.

Dutch: paar

verb

1 couple

Bring two objects, ideas, or people together:
— This fact is coupled to the other one.

synonyms: match, mate, pair, twin.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Roget 89: pair [unite in pairs], couple, bracket, yoke; conduplicate; mate, span [U.S.].   

Dutch: koppelen

2 couple

Link together:
— Can we couple these proposals?.

synonyms: couple on, couple up.

3 couple

Form a pair or pairs.

synonyms: pair, pair off, partner off.

Roget 903: marry, wive, take to oneself a wife; be married, be spliced; go off, pair off; wed, espouse, get hitched [U.S.], lead to the hymeneal altar, take 'for better for worse'," give one's hand to, bestow one's hand upon.    ... show more

4 couple

Engage in sexual intercourse.

synonyms: copulate, mate, pair.

Dutch: copuleren, paren


Moby thesaurus: a few, accouple, accumulate, affiliate, agglutinate, ally, amass, apply, arrange a match, articulate, assemble, associate, ball, band, band together, be in cahoots, be intimate, be made one, be spliced, become one ... show more.

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