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couple 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈkəpəl/,
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couples, plural;
  1. Combine
    • - a sense of hope is coupled with a palpable sense of loss
  2. Connect (a railroad vehicle or a piece of equipment) to another
    • - a cable is coupled up to one of the wheels
  3. Join to form a pair

  4. Have sexual intercourse

  5. Connect (two electrical components) using electromagnetic induction, electrostatic charge, or an optical link
    • - networks of coupled oscillators
Noun
  1. Two individuals of the same sort considered together
    • - a couple of girls were playing marbles
  2. An indefinite small number
    • - he hoped she'd be better in a couple of days
    • - we got some eggs—would you like a couple?
    • - just a couple more questions
    • - clean the stains with a couple squirts of dishwashing liquid
  3. Two people who are married, engaged, or otherwise closely associated romantically or sexually

  4. A pair of partners in a dance or game

  5. A pair of equal and parallel forces acting in opposite directions, and tending to cause rotation about an axis perpendicular to the plane containing them


  1. a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
  2. match: bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
  3. a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
  4. link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
  5. a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days"
  6. pair: form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
  7. copulate: engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
  8. two items of the same kind
  9. (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
  10. A Couple is a system of forces with a resultant (a.k.a. net, or sum) moment but no resultant force.Dynamics, Theory and Applications by T.R. Kane and D.A. Levinson, 1985, pp. 90-99: Another term for a couple is a pure moment. ...
  11. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship; Two of the same kind connected or considered together (see Usage notes); One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple; Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite ...
  12. Two equal, opposite and parallel forces which create rotational force.
  13. n.  two people or things that are seen together or associated, esp a man and woman together
  14. defined under de facto property settlement law as two persons who live together on a genuine domestic basis in a relationship based on intimacy, trust and personal commitment to each other. People who are co-tenants of a property are not necessarily a couple
  15. A system of forces composed of two equal forces of opposite direction, offset by a distance. A couple is statically equivalent to a moment whose magnitude equals the magnitude of the force times the offset distance.
  16. the 12 oldest mesenteries originate in a different way from those which follow in that they arise bilaterally on opposite sides of the directive axis. Each such "pair" has been called a "couple". The directives, which normally belong to the 12 primary mesenteries, are couples as well as pairs. ...
  17. A husband and wife legally married under the laws of any state or territorial possession of the United States or of any foreign country.
  18. Two hounds. Hounds are numbered in couples, because it's easier to count them quickly in twos. Also, to attach two hounds together with couples.
  19. A pair of equal and opposite parallel forces which act upon a single structural member or element of a machine, but not in the same straight line.
  20. two forces that are equal in magnitude, opposite in direction, and parallel with respect to one another
  21. Two dissimilar conductors in electrical contact. An electromotive force in created under proper electrolytic influences or during heating.
  22. Join two railroad cars together.
  23. Two side-by-side dancers facing the same direction.