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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cou·ple /ˈkʌpəl/
 對,夫婦,數個(vt.)加倍,使成雙,連結,使成婚(vi.)結合,成婚

From: Network Terminology

 couple
 偶 耦合

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cou·ple n.
 1. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler. [Obs.]
    It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs in couples; they should be of the same size and humor.   --L'Estrange.
    I'll go in couples with her.   --Shak.
 2. Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace. “A couple of shepherds.”  --Sir P. Sidney.  “A couple of drops” --Addison.  “A couple of miles.” --Dickens. “A couple of weeks.” --Carlyle.
    Adding one to one we have the complex idea of a couple.   --Locke.
    [Ziba] met him with a couple of asses saddled.   --2 Sam. xvi. 1.
 3. A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
    Such were our couple, man and wife.   --Lloyd.
    Fair couple linked in happy, nuptial league.   --Milton.
 4. Arch. See Couple-close.
 5. Elec. One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
 6. Mech. Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.
 Note:The effect of a couple of forces is to produce a rotation. A couple of rotations is equivalent to a motion of translation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cou·ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coupled p. pr. & vb. n. Coupling ]
 1. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
 Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds, . . .
 And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach.   --Shak.
 2. To join in wedlock; to marry. [Colloq.]
    A parson who couples all our beggars.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cou·ple, v. i. To come together as male and female; to copulate. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 couple
      n 1: a small indefinite number; "he's coming for a couple of
           days"
      2: a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from
         Chicago" [syn: mates, match]
      3: a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple";
         "an inseparable twosome" [syn: twosome, duo, duet]
      4: two items of the same kind [syn: pair, twosome, twain,
          brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet,
          dyad, duad]
      5: something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act
         along parallel lines
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: match, mate, pair, twin]
      2: link together; "can we couple these proposals?" [syn: couple
         on, couple up] [ant: uncouple]
      3: form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off" [syn:
          pair, pair off, partner off]
      4: make love; "Birds mate in the Spring" [syn: copulate, mate,
          pair]