(noun, verb, determiner)


1. (informal) A small number of.


1. a pair who associate with one another

- the engaged couple

Similar word(s): duet, duo, twosome

Definition categories: group, pair

2. a pair of people who live together

- a married couple from Chicago

Similar word(s): match, mates

Definition categories: group, family

3. a small indefinite number

- he's coming for a couple of days

Definition categories: quantity

4. two items of the same kind

Similar word(s): brace, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

Definition categories: quantity, deuce, two

5. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines

Definition categories: object, unit


1. bring two objects, ideas, or people together

- This fact is coupled to the other one

Similar word(s): match, mate, pair, twin

Definition categories: contact, join

2. link together

- can we couple these proposals?

Definition categories: contact, attach

3. form a pair or pairs

Similar word(s): pair

Definition categories: social, unify, unite

4. engage in sexual intercourse

Similar word(s): copulate, mate, pair

Definition categories: contact, conjoin, join

Sentences with couple as a verb:

- Now the conductor will couple the train cars.

- I've coupled our system to theirs.