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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Idioms for couple
Origin of couple
usage note 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-cou·pled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for coupled
Wartime shortages, coupled with imperfections, limited the production of British currency.
Some members are alone, some coupled, and lots of families, with kids in tow.Even After Hobby Lobby, the Religious Right is Still Terrified|Gene Robinson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That, coupled with him wanting it to be a coming-of-age movie, felt fresh to me.
Particularly when they are not coupled with other policy tools, one cannot expect sanctions to deliver quickly.
These skills, coupled with the craftsmanship learned in art school, have all helped his most recent endeavors.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea|Justin Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bodily fatigue thus induced, especially when coupled with a reduced diet, is a reliable cure for undue sexual desires.The Soul of the Indian|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The different cadence, coupled with the unexpected use of Brenton's given name, brought light to Dolph Dennison.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
He was smiling now, as he coupled Mina and the handsome recalcitrant colleague in his protest.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
As at the moment we felt neither beautiful nor coupled, we only looked greener.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
She feared the magnetic power of The Red Lion, coupled with my propensity for rotating.The Lure of Old London|Sophie Cole
British Dictionary definitions for coupled (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for coupled (2 of 2)
- 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