part of speech: noun

definition 1: two things of the same kind or that go together in some way.

  • All he had in his pocket was a couple of quarters.
  • A couple of kids from our school won the art prize.

synonyms: pair

definition 2: a few.

  • Amanda said she would be back in a couple of minutes.

synonyms: handful

definition 3: two people who are together by marriage or by being in a romantic relationship.

  • I met a nice couple at the party.

synonyms: pair


part of speech: verb

inflections: couples, coupling, coupled

definition: to bring or join together in pairs; connect.

  • They coupled the box car to the train engine.

synonyms: connect, join, link