couple

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couple is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
couple


Couple is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
couple

Plural
couples

  1. A couple is two (2) things that go together.
    Can you lend me a couple of dollars?
  2. A couple is two people that love one another.
    John and Susan make a nice couple, don't they?

Verb[change]

Plain form
couple

Third-person singular
couples

Past tense
coupled

Past participle
coupled

Present participle
coupling

  1. (transitive) If you couple two things, you join them together.
  2. (intransitive) If two people couple, they have sex.