from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Two items of the same kind; a pair.
- noun Something that joins or connects two things together; a link.
- noun Two people united, as by betrothal or marriage.
- noun Two people together.
- noun Informal A few; several.
- noun Physics A pair of forces of equal magnitude acting in parallel but opposite directions, capable of causing rotation but not translation.
- intransitive verb To link together; connect.
- intransitive verb Electricity To link (two circuits or currents), as by magnetic induction.
- intransitive verb Archaic To join together in marriage; marry.
- intransitive verb To form pairs; join.
- intransitive verb To unite sexually; have sexual intercourse.
- intransitive verb To join chemically.
- adjective Two or few.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To link or connect, as one thing with another; fasten together, especially in a pair or pairs; unite: as, to
- To marry; join together as husband and wife; unite in matrimony.
- In organ-playing, to connect by means of a coupler, as two keys or keyboards. See
- To embrace, as the sexes; copulate.
- In organ-playing, to be susceptible of connection by means of a coupler, as one key or keyboard with another.
- noun Two of the same class or kind connected or considered together; a brace: as, a couple of oranges; “a couple of shepherds,”
- noun Specifically A man and woman associated together, whether by marriage or by betrothal, or accompanying each other on a given occasion, as at a party: as, a loving couple; a young couple.
- noun A pair of forces, equal, parallel, and acting in opposite directions: they tend to make the body acted upon rotate.
- noun In electricity, a pair of metallic plates in contact, used as a source of an electrical current, as in one of the cells of a voltaic battery (a voltaic couple), or in a thermo-electric battery (a thermo-electric couple). See
- noun plural In carpentry, rafters framed together in pairs by means of a tie at or near their lower ends.
- noun plural Association by twos; junction of two.
- noun In astronomy, a double star.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
- transitive verb colloq. To join in wedlock; to marry.
- noun obsolete That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
- noun Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
- noun A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
- noun (Arch.) See
- noun (Elec.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a
voltaic coupleor galvanic couple.
- noun (Mech.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.
- intransitive verb obsolete To come together as male and female; to copulate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
- noun Two of the same kind connected or considered together.
- noun informal A small number.
- noun One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a
voltaic coupleor galvanic couple.
- noun physics Two forces that are equal in
magnitudebut opposite in direction (and acting along parallellines), thus creating the turning effect of a torqueor moment.
- determiner informal A small number of.
- verb transitive To
join(two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).
- verb transitive, dated To join in wedlock; to marry.
- verb intransitive To join in sexual intercourse; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb link together
- verb bring two objects, ideas, or people together
- noun a pair who associate with one another
- noun a small indefinite number
- noun two items of the same kind
- verb engage in sexual intercourse
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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