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Definition of "couple" []

  • Two items of the same kind; a pair. (noun)
  • Something that joins or connects two things together; a link. (noun)
  • Two people united, as by betrothal or marriage. (noun)
  • Two people together. (noun)
  • Informal A few; several: a couple of days. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "couple" in a sentence
  • "There’s no reason in the world for you to oppose same-sex adoption, and certainly no reason to oppose same-sex marriage because it will mean same-sex couples can adopt as couples in every state in the US but Florida, same-sex couples can already adopt children, but legally they are treated as an unmarried couple* and therefore only one of the couple becomes the child’s legal parent."
  • "Maybe somewhere on the threshold of being a couple, but only on the line, not crossing it into the point where we’re a couple…"
  • "Created and written by comedians Ruth Jones and James Corden, the show follows the title couple, played by the winsome Joanna Page and the just-handsome-enough Mathew Horne."