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Couple vs. Item

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Couplenoun

Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.

Itemnoun

A distinct physical object.

‘Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.’;

Couplenoun

Two of the same kind connected or considered together.

Itemnoun

An object that can be picked up for later use.

Couplenoun

(informal) A small number.

Itemnoun

A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.

‘the items in a bill’; ‘In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.’;

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Couplenoun

One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery, called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.

Itemnoun

(psychometrics) A question on a test, which may include its answers.

‘The exam has 100 items, each of which includes a correct response and three distractors.’;

Couplenoun

(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.

Itemnoun

A matter for discussion in an agenda.

‘The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.’;

Couplenoun

(architecture) A couple-close.

Itemnoun

(informal) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.

‘Jack and Jill are an item.’;

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Couplenoun

(obsolete) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

Itemnoun

A short article in a newspaper.

‘an item concerning the weather’;

Coupleadjective

Two or (a) small number of.

Itemnoun

(obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.

Coupledeterminer

Two or a few, a small number of.

Itemverb

(transitive) To make a note of.

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Coupleverb

(transitive) To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).

‘Now the conductor will couple the train cars.’; ‘I've coupled our system to theirs.’;

Itemadverb

likewise

Coupleverb

To join in wedlock; to marry.

Itemadverb

Also; as an additional article.

Coupleverb

(intransitive) To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.

Itemnoun

An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill; he picked up four items at the drug store.

Couplenoun

That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

‘It is in some sort with friends as it is with dogs in couples; they should be of the same size and humor.’; ‘I'll go in couples with her.’;

Itemnoun

A hint; an innuendo.

‘A secret item was given to some of the bishops . . . to absent themselves.’;

Couplenoun

Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.

‘Adding one to one we have the complex idea of a couple.’; ‘[Ziba] met him with a couple of asses saddled.’;

Itemnoun

A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.

Couplenoun

A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.

‘Such were our couple, man and wife.’; ‘Fair couple linked in happy, nuptial league.’;

Itemnoun

A topic or piece of information having the salacious character of gossip, especially a romantic relation between two people; as, I hear that the boss and his new secretary are an item.

Couplenoun

See Couple-close.

Itemverb

To make a note or memorandum of.

‘I have itemed it in my memory.’;

Couplenoun

One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; - called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.

Itemnoun

a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;

‘he noticed an item in the New York Times’; ‘she had several items on her shopping list’; ‘the main point on the agenda was taken up first’;

Couplenoun

Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.

Itemnoun

a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection;

‘they reduced the price on many items’;

Coupleverb

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.’;

Itemnoun

a small part that can be considered separately from the whole;

‘it was perfect in all details’;

Coupleverb

To join in wedlock; to marry.

‘A parson who couples all our beggars.’;

Itemnoun

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;

‘several of the details are similar’; ‘a point of information’;

Coupleverb

To come together as male and female; to copulate.

Itemnoun

an individual instance of a type of symbol;

‘the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'’;

Couplenoun

a small indefinite number;

‘he's coming for a couple of days’;

Itemadverb

(used when listing or enumerating items) also;

‘a length of chain, item a hook’;

Couplenoun

a pair of people who live together;

‘a married couple from Chicago’;

Couplenoun

a pair who associate with one another;

‘the engaged couple’; ‘an inseparable twosome’;

Couplenoun

two items of the same kind

Couplenoun

something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines

Coupleverb

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’;

Coupleverb

link together;

‘can we couple these proposals?’;

Coupleverb

form a pair or pairs;

‘The two old friends paired off’;

Coupleverb

make love;

‘Birds mate in the Spring’;

Couplenoun

two people or things of the same sort considered together

‘a couple of girls were playing marbles’;

Couplenoun

a pair of partners in a dance or game.

Couplenoun

a pair of hunting dogs.

Couplenoun

two collars joined together and used for holding hounds together.

Couplenoun

a pair of rafters.

Couplenoun

a pair of equal and parallel forces acting in opposite directions, and tending to cause rotation about an axis perpendicular to the plane containing them.

Couplenoun

two people who are married or otherwise closely associated romantically or sexually

‘in three weeks the couple fell in love and became engaged’; ‘a honeymoon couple’;

Couplenoun

an indefinite small number

‘clean the stains with a couple squirts dishwashing liquid’; ‘he hoped she'd be better in a couple of days’; ‘we got some eggs—would you like a couple?’; ‘just a couple more questions’;

Coupleverb

link or combine (something) with something else

‘a sense of hope is coupled with a palpable sense of loss’;

Coupleverb

connect (a railway vehicle or a piece of equipment) to another

‘a cable is coupled up to one of the wheels’;

Coupleverb

connect (two electrical components) using electromagnetic induction, electrostatic charge, or an optical link

‘resistors are used to couple the oscillators’;

Coupleverb

join to form a pair

‘the beetles may couple up to form a pair’;

Coupleverb

mate or have sexual intercourse

‘as middle-class youth grew more tolerant of sex, they started to couple more often’;

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