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Usage statistics for the noun couple:

spoken English63.94%written English36.06% conversational speech57.69%task-oriented speech42.31% imaginative writing64.95%informational writing35.05%
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Couple is sometimes a misspelling of copy.

The word couple and its family (coupled, coupling, couples) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun couple

What does couple mean as a name of something?

Couple is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: couples

  1. a pair who associate with one another
    • example: the engaged couple
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of couple: duet / duo / twosome
    • more generic word: pair = two people considered as a unit
    • more specific term: same-sex marriage = two people of the same sex who live together as a family
  2. a pair of people who live together
    • example: a married couple from Chicago
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of couple: match / mates
    • more generic terms: family / family unit = primary social group
    • more specific terms:
      • power couple = a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
      • DINK = a couple who both have careers and no children
  3. a small indefinite number
  4. two items of the same kind
  5. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
    • domain: natural philosophy / physics
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: building block / unit = a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
    • more specific word: dipole = a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance
    • part: moment of a couple = given two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them

Alternative definition of the noun couple

noun

  1. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
    • Two of the same kind connected or considered together (see Usage notes).
    • [informal] A small number of. See usage notes.
    • One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
    • [physics] Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (and acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment.

    Definition of the verb couple

    What does couple mean as a doing word?

    Couple is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

    verb - inflections: coupled | coupling | couples

    1. bring two objects, ideas, or people together
      • example: This fact is coupled to the other one
      • syntax:
        Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
        [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural]A new firm will integrate their ice cream production lines | Herman mixed the eggs
        [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] into / to / with [Patient 2]Diabetics can now incorporate sugar into their desserts
        [Patient, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
        [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with [Patient 2]Folk songs alternate well with pop songs
        [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with [Patient 2]Ice cream integrates with desserts

        Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): incorporate, integrate, match, overlap.

      • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
      • synonyms of couple: match / mate / pair / twin
      • more generic word: join = cause to become joined or linked
      • more specific words:
    2. link together
      • example: can we couple these proposals?
      • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
      • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
      • synonyms of couple: couple on / couple up
      • antonym of couple: uncouple
      • more generic word: attach = cause to be attached
    3. form a pair or pairs
      • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
      • synonyms of couple: pair / pair off / partner off
      • more generic words: unify / unite = act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    4. engage in sexual intercourse

    Alternative definition of the verb couple

    verb

    1. [transitive] To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).
    2. [transitive, dated] To join in wedlock; to marry.
    3. [intransitive] To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.

    Film

    "Couple" a.k.a. "Jodi" is a 1999 romantic musical film directed by Praveen Gandhi and produced by Murali Manohar. The film features Prashanth and Simran in the lead roles, with Vijayakumar, Nassar and Srividya playing other pivotal roles. The film's soundtrack is composed by A.R. Rahman, while Sabesh-Murali compose the background score for the film. The film opened in September 1999 to positive reviews and became a commercially successful venture.

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    Characters

    1. Couple is a fictional character from the 2010 film "The Trick".
    2. Couple is a fictional character from the movie Project A-ko.
    3. Couple is a fictional character from Sky People.
    4. Couple is a fictional character from the 2009 film Achchamundu! Achchamundu!.
    5. Couple is a fictional character from the 2012 film Stuck in Love.
    6. Couple is a fictional film character.
    7. Couple is a fictional film character.

    There are other characters with in their name, like Loving Couple.

    Artworks

    1. "Couple" is an artwork by Laxma Goud.
    2. "Couple" is an artwork by Hannah Höch.

    Miscellanea

    1. Couple, formerly Pair, is a mobile app which provides a mobile messaging service for two people, especially romantic couples. Like many mobile phone messaging applications, Couple allows users to share text, photos, video and other content. It's a competitor to apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and KakaoTalk, but it's unique in that it is for communicating with exactly one other person. Couple is one of a slew of mobile applications that intentionally confine their communication to a small group, as opposed to large public or semi-public networks like Twitter.
      • also known as Pair
    2. Couple is a radio spot.
    3. Couple: The act of linking together.

    Phrases with Couple

    Phrases starting with the word Couple:

    1. couple on
    2. couple up
    3. couple-close

    Phrases ending with the word Couple:

    1. power couple
    2. Active Couple
    3. Have a Couple
    4. married couple
    5. voltaic couple
    6. Galvanic Couple
    7. moment of a couple
    8. Romeo and Juliet Couple

    Other phrase containing the word Couple:

    1. a couple of

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Couple

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    Google previewSourcebook of Family Theory and Research (2004)

    by Vern L. Bengtson, Alan C. Acock, Katherine R. Allen, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, David M. Klein

    If γ and 01 11 01 γ11 are positive and significantly different from zero, then demand is associated with both higher couple means and larger couple discrepancy scores (relative to the average score). If demand is centered on its grand mean, ...

    Google previewMechanics for Engineers, Statics (2016)

    by CTI Reviews

    A Couple is a system of forces with a ...

    Google previewShakespeare's Common Prayers (2012)

    The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age by Daniel Swift

    A married couple is a symbolically dense unit, bolstered by the interlaced symbols of the prayer book rite. The rite, however, also imagines rupture. Immediately following the exhortation is a question for the congregation. “ Therefore,” says the ...

    Google previewPrivate Helicopter Pilot Studies JAA BW (2013)

    by Phil Croucher

    A couple is a combination of two ...

    Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

    Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

    - - _ PARBOIL very large Oysters, then season them W1th Salt , beaten Pepper, Nutmeg, Cloves and Mace, mince' a couple of Onions, Winter- savoury, Thyme and Parfley very small, mix these with grated Bread, and all with ...

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    Usage statistics about couple

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the noun couple:

    spoken English63.94%written English36.06% conversational speech57.69%task-oriented speech42.31% imaginative writing64.95%informational writing35.05%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun couple:

    yokecoupletduetbraceduospanpairmatchcouple

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb couple:

    copulatetwinpairmatecouplematch

    Photos about Couple

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    Sign language

    Letters, shapes and a couple of sign language :)

    Quotes about Couple

    A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. (Dave Meurer)
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    Scrabble value of C3O1U1P3L1E1

    The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

    Anagrams of COUPLE

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