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1two individuals of the same sort considered together:a couple of girls were playing marbles informal an indefinite small number:he hoped she’d be better in a couple of days [as pronoun]:we got some eggs—would you like a couple? [as modifier]:just a couple more questions clean the stains with a couple squirts of dishwashing liquid 2 [treated as singular or plural] two people who are married, engaged, or otherwise closely associated romantically or sexually. a pair of partners in a dance or game. Mechanics a pair of equal and parallel forces acting in opposite directions, and tending to cause rotation about an axis perpendicular to the plane containing them.
verb [with object] (often be coupled to/with)
combine:a sense of hope is coupled with a palpable sense of loss connect (a railroad vehicle or a piece of equipment) to another:a cable is coupled up to one of the wheels [no object]
) join to form a pair.
[no object] dated have sexual intercourse. connect (two electrical components) using electromagnetic induction, electrostatic charge, or an optical link: (as adjective coupled)networks of coupled oscillators