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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Old French _couple_, from Latin _copula_.

From Old French couple, from Latin copula.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ʌpəl

  • Rhymes: -ʌpəl

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English - Noun

COUPLE (_plural_ COUPLES) * Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship. * 1729, Jonathan Swift, _A Modest Proposal_ I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand COUPLE whose wives are breeders; […] * Two of the same kind connected or considered together. * 1839, Charles Dickens, _Nicholas Nickleby_ […] COUPLE of tables; one of which bore some preparations for supper; while, on the other […] * (informal) A small number. * 1839, Charles Dickens, _Nicholas Nickleby_ A COUPLE of billiard balls, all mud and dirt, two battered hats, a champagne bottle […] * 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, _The Adventure of the Red-Headed League_ ‘Oh, merely a COUPLE of hundred a year, but the work is slight, and it need not interfere very much with one’s other occupations.’ * 1902, A. Henry Savage Landor, _Across Coveted Lands_: When we got on board again after a COUPLE of hours on shore […] * 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. * (architecture) A couple-close. * (obsolete) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler. * Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs in COUPLES; they should be of the same size and humour. * William Shakespeare (1564-1616) I'll go in COUPLES with her. USAGE NOTES * The traditional and still most broadly accepted usage of _couple_ is as a noun, in which case it is followed by "of" when used to mean "two", as in "a couple of people". In this usage, "a couple of" is equivalent to "a pair of". _Couple_ is also used informally as a determiner (see definition below), in which case it is not followed by "of". In this usage, "a couple" is roughly equivalent to "a few". Usage manuals advise that _couple_ be used only as a noun and not as a determiner in formal writing. * "A couple of things" or people may be used to mean two of them, but it is also often used to mean any small number. The farm is a _couple_ of miles off the main highway [=a few miles away]. We’re going out to a restaurant with a _couple_ of friends [=two friends]. Wait a couple of minutes [=two minutes or more]. SYNONYMS * (two partners): * (two things of the same kind): brace, pair * (a small number of): few, handful DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

couple (plural couples)

  1. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
  2. Two of the same kind connected or considered together.
  3. (informal) A small number.
  4. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
  5. (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.
  6. (architecture) A couple-close.
  7. (obsolete) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - DETERMINER
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English - Determiner

COUPLE * (informal) A small number of.

couple

  1. (informal) A small number of.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

COUPLE (_third-person singular simple present_ COUPLES, _present participle_ COUPLING, _simple past and past participle_ COUPLED) * (transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another). _Now the conductor will COUPLE the train cars._ _I've COUPLED our system to theirs._ * (transitive, dated) To join in wedlock; to marry. * (Can we date this quote?), Jonathan Swift A parson who COUPLES all our beggars. * (intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate. * 1987 Alan Norman Bold & Robert Giddings, _Who was really who in fiction,_ Longman On their wedding night they COUPLED nine times. * 2001 John Fisher & Geoff Garvey, _The rough guide to Crete,_ p405 She had the brilliant inventor and craftsman Daedalus construct her an artificial cow, in which she hid and induced the bull to COUPLE with her [...] DERIVED TERMS * coupling (noun) * decouple, decoupled * uncouple TRANSLATIONS

couple (third-person singular simple present couples, present participle coupling, simple past and past participle coupled)

  1. (transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).
    Now the conductor will couple the train cars.
    I've coupled our system to theirs.
  2. (transitive, dated) To join in wedlock; to marry.
  3. (intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.

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Que a categoria em FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

From Old French _couple_, from Latin _copula_.

From Old French couple, from Latin copula.

Que a categoria em FRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /kupl/

  • IPA(key): /kupl/

Que a categoria em FRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

COUPLE

couple

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* copule, copulé

Que a categoria em FRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “couple” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Old French - Alternative Forms

* cople * cuple

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French - Etymology

Latin _copula_.

Latin copula.

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - NOUN
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Old French - Noun

COUPLE

couple

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