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

3 senses of coupling

Sense 1
yoke, coupling -- (a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together)
       => connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective -- (an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers")

Sense 2
coupling, coupler -- (a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 3
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union -- (the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring")
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

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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