verb (used with object), cou·pled, cou·pling.
- to join or associate by means of a coupler.
- to bring (two electric circuits or circuit components) close enough to permit an exchange of electromagnetic energy.
verb (used without object), cou·pled, cou·pling.
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grammar notes for couple
In referring to two people, couple, like many collective nouns, may take either a singular or a plural verb. Most commonly, it is construed as a plural: The couple were traveling to Texas. See also collective noun.
OTHER WORDS FROM couplecou·ple·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·cou·ple, adjectivewell-coupled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for couple
I’ve never met Andrew Doughty, but for the past couple of decades have considered his deeply researched Revealed guides about as necessary as sunscreen or swim shorts for a Hawaii trip.
Even if we’re up a couple goals in the third, the easiest way to defend is probably attacking and keep the puck and possession.For first time in three weeks, Capitals could be at full strength Sunday|Samantha Pell|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
A few weeks later, Willie messaged to let me know they were officially a couple.
I’ve done this in the past, and it hasn’t worked out, though I do believe that if the issues that a couple disagrees on are not pivotal to the point of negatively affecting others in any way, shape, or form, then it can be discussed.
I’ve made a couple of dates where we were going to go out and meet at a place, but they were canceled because of a massive spike in cases in Monroe County.
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
A couple of people were treated for minor injuries but no major incidents occurred.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I finally called Lee a couple of times and we talked but he was busy with guests at the house.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is one time, however, when couple dancing is in high demand, and that is around weddings.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The court papers are sealed, but the couple has made it clear they want to be relieved of their parental responsibilities.
He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They had the advantage in position and numbers, but Guitar had the advantage in having a couple of pieces of artillery.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
It consisted in a couple of snakes in old gold clenching an enormous topaz between their heads.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Martini prepared a couple of stout mules, and concealed them amongst the thickets on the opposite side of the fosse.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
This takes at first the crude device of a couple of vertical lines attached to the head (see Fig. 4).Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for couple
- a pair of collars joined by a leash, used to attach hounds to one another
- two hounds joined in this way
- the unit of reckoning for hounds in a packtwenty and a half couple
- two dissimilar metals, alloys, or semiconductors in electrical contact, across which a voltage developsSee thermocouple
- Also called: galvanic couple two dissimilar metals or alloys in electrical contact that when immersed in an electrolyte act as the electrodes of an electrolytic cell
- a combination of two; a pair ofa couple of men
- informal a small number of; a fewa couple of days