Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun couple

5 senses of couple

Sense 1
couple, twosome, duo, duet -- (a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome")
       => pair -- (two people considered as a unit)

Sense 2
couple, mates, match -- (a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago")
       => family, family unit -- (primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family")

Sense 3
couple -- (a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of days")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 4
couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad -- (two items of the same kind)
       => two, 2, II, deuce -- (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number)

Sense 5
couple -- ((physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines)
       => unit, building block -- (a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids")

Antonyms of verb couple

1 of 4 senses of couple

Sense 2
couple, couple on, couple up -- (link together; "can we couple these proposals?")
       Antonym of uncouple (Sense 1)
      => uncouple, decouple -- (disconnect or separate; "uncouple the hounds")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb couple

4 senses of couple

Sense 1
match, mate, couple, pair, twin -- (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")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 2
couple, couple on, couple up -- (link together; "can we couple these proposals?")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 3
pair, pair off, partner off, couple -- (form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off")
       => unite, unify -- (act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief)

Sense 4
copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")
       => join, conjoin -- (make contact or come together; "The two roads join here")

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