- n. 对；夫妇；数个
- vi. 结合；成婚
- vt. 结合；连接；连合
- n. (Couple)人名；(法)库普勒
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- couple:  The notion underlying couple is of ‘joining’. The noun came into English via Old French from Latin cōpula ‘tie, connection’. This was a compound noun formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and the verb apere ‘fasten’ (source of English apt, adapt, adept, and inept). Derived from it was the verb cōpulāre, source of English copulate .
=> adapt, adept, apt, copulate, inept
- couple (v.)
- c. 1200, from Old French copler, from cople (see couple (n.)). Related: Coupled; coupling.
- couple (n.)
- late 13c., from Old French cople "married couple, lovers" (12c., Modern French couple), from Latin copula "tie, connection," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Meaning broadened mid-14c. to "any two things."
- 1. The couple married in the Caribbean to avoid a media circus.
- 2. Dave, the pianist, played it over a couple of times.
- 3. She had hoped the couple would put on a show of unity.
- 4. The couple had helped in the hunt for the toddlers.
- 5. She had written him a note a couple of weeks earlier.
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