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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Couple \Cou"ple\ (k[u^]p"'l), n. [F. couple, fr. L. copula a bond, band; co- + apere, aptum, to join. See Art, a., and cf. Copula.] 1. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I'll go in couples with her. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Adding one to one we have the complex idea of a couple. --Locke. [1913 Webster] [Ziba] met him with a couple of asses saddled. --2 Sam. xvi. 1. [1913 Webster] 3. A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed. [1913 Webster] Such were our couple, man and wife. --Lloyd. [1913 Webster] Fair couple linked in happy, nuptial league. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Arch.) See Couple-close. [1913 Webster] 5. (Elec.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mech.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes. [1913 Webster] Note: The effect of a couple of forces is to produce a rotation. A couple of rotations is equivalent to a motion of translation. [1913 Webster]