American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.
- adj. Coupled; joined.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join together.
- To unite as a pair; especially, to unite sexually.
- v. To engage in sexual intercourse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Joined; associated; coupled.
- adj. (Gram.) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
- v. To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation.
- v. engage in sexual intercourse
- Latin copulare ("to couple") perfect participle from stem copulat- (Wiktionary)
- Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What takes priority, our so called naturalistic sense of right and wrong or our biological desire to sexually copulate, which is essential for self preservation.”
“Brooke did indeed "copulate" first with a man at the Orchard.”
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“They share adjectives that apply only to Hollywood -- they dine, valet, copulate, vacation, litigate and rehab together.”
“When they copulate, the males grunt loudly enough to "be heard all over the property," says Morgan.”
“The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body.”
“The houseflies can't even copulate without their joyless, amphetamine whimpers keeping me awake.”
“His early work, especially the cause célèbre "The Elementary Particles," is really less a novel than a treatise on biological determinism, full of ex cathedra pronouncements about the bestiality of human nature and showy pornography meant to illustrate man's mindless, insect-like urge to copulate.”
“But I have been informed by social workers that there are still people who do not know how to copulate, and what two things to put together.”
“If all goes as planned, the sterile lab-raised males will copulate with females who will then be unable to lay fertile eggs.”
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