Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a pair who associate with one another
    an inseparable twosome
  2. (noun, group) a pair of people who live together
  3. (noun, object) (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
  4. (noun, quantity) two items of the same kind
  5. (noun, quantity) a small indefinite number
  6. (verb, contact) bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
    The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project
  7. (verb, contact) link together
  8. (verb, contact) engage in sexual intercourse
  9. (verb, social) form a pair or pairs

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Couple


Origin of the word Couple

  1. late 13c., from O.Fr. cople "married couple, lovers," from L. copula "tie, connection," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Meaning broadened 14c. to "any two things." The verb is from mid-14c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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