Definition of Couple

Cou´ple   Pronunciation: kŭp´'ld
n.1.That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs in couples; they should be of the same size and humor.
- L'Estrange.
I'll go in couples with her.
- Shak.
2.Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
Adding one to one we have the complex idea of a couple.
- Locke.
[Ziba] met him with a couple of asses saddled.
- 2 Sam. xvi. 1.
3.A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
Such were our couple, man and wife.
- Lloyd.
Fair couple linked in happy, nuptial league.
- Milton.
4.(Arch.) See Couple-close.
5.(Elec.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; - called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
6.(Mech.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Coupled (kŭp"'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Coupling (kŭp"lĭng).]
1.To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds, . . .
And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach.
- Shak.
2.To join in wedlock; to marry.
A parson who couples all our beggars.
- Swift.
v. i.1.To come together as male and female; to copulate.

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