Meaning of COUPLE in English

COUPLE

n.

Pronunciation: ' k ə -p ə l

Function: verb

Inflected Form: cou · pled ; cou · pling \ -p( ə -)li ŋ \

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1 a : to connect for consideration together b : to join for combined effect

2 a : to fasten together : LINK b : to bring (two electric circuits) into such close proximity as to permit mutual influence

3 : to join in marriage or sexual union

intransitive verb

1 : to unite in sexual union

2 : JOIN

3 : to unite chemically

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.