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Definizione monolingua e traduzione couple

Inglese grammatica



couple (third-person singular simple present couples, present participle coupling, simple past and past participle coupled)

  1. (transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).
    Now the conductor will couple the train cars.
    Ive coupled our system to theirs.
  2. (transitive, dated) To join in wedlock; to marry.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Jonathan Swift
      A parson who couples all our beggars.
  3. (intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.
    • 1987 Alan Norman Bold & Robert Giddings, Who was really who in fiction, Longman
      On their wedding night they coupled nine times.
    • 2001 John Fisher & Geoff Garvey, The rough guide to Crete, p405
      She had the brilliant inventor and craftsman Daedalus construct her an artificial cow, in which she hid and induced the bull to couple with her [...]

couple (plural couples)

  1. Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.
    • 1729, Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal
      I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders;
  2. Two of the same kind connected or considered together (see Usage notes).
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
      couple of tables; one of which bore some preparations for supper; while, on the other …
  3. (informal) A small number of. See usage notes.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
      A couple of billiard balls, all mud and dirt, two battered hats, a champagne bottle …
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red-Headed League
      ‘Oh, merely a couple of hundred a year, but the work is slight, and it need not interfere very much with one’s other occupations.’
    • 1902, A. Henry Savage Landor, Across Coveted Lands
      When we got on board again after a couple of hours on shore …
  4. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
  5. (physics) Two forces that are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction (and acting along parallel lines), thus creating the turning effect of a torque or moment.
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