couple(redirected from couplant)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
n., v. -pled, -pling. n.
couple- Its underlying notion is of "joining," coming from Latin copula, "connection, tie."
A pair of things are two things of the same size and shape that are used together, such as shoes.
When you use a pair of like this, you can use either a singular or a plural form of a verb.
You also use a pair of to refer to something that has two main parts of the same size and shape, such as trousers, glasses, or scissors.
When you use a pair of like this, you use a singular form of a verb.
In conversation and informal writing, you can refer to two people or things as a couple of people or things.
You use a plural form of a verb with a couple of.
Don't use 'a couple of' in formal writing.
A couple consists of two people who have a romantic or sexual relationship, for example a husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend.
You usually use a plural form of a verb with couple.
Past participle: coupled
|Noun||1.||couple - a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"|
pair - two people considered as a unit
same-sex marriage - two people of the same sex who live together as a family; "the legal status of same-sex marriages has been hotly debated"
|2.||couple - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"|
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
power couple - a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
DINK - a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
|3.||couple - a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"|
|4.||couple - two items of the same kind |
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
|5.||couple - (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
dipole - a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance
building block, unit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
moment of a couple - given two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them
|Verb||1.||couple - 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"|
match - give or join in marriage
mismate - provide with an unsuitable mate
mismatch - match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
|2.||couple - link together; "can we couple these proposals?"|
attach - cause to be attached
|3.||couple - form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"|
|4.||couple - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"|
nick - mate successfully; of livestock
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
tread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
deflower, ruin - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
to couple sth with sth → unir algo a algo, juntar algo con algo