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Couple vs. Pair

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  • Couple (noun)

    Two partners in a romantic or sexual relationship.

  • Couple (noun)

    Two of the same kind connected or considered together.

  • Couple (noun)

    A small number.

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (noun)

    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.

  • Couple (noun)

    A couple-close.

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (adjective)

    Two or (a) small number of.

  • Couple (determiner)

    Two or a few, a small number of.

  • Couple (verb)

    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."

  • Couple (verb)

    To join in wedlock; to marry.

  • Couple (verb)

    To join in sexual intercourse; to copulate.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.

    "I couldn't decide which of the pair of designer shirts I preferred, so I bought the pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.

    "Spouses should make a great pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plural only)

    "a pair of scissors; two pairs of spectacles; several pairs of jeans"

  • Pair (noun)

    A couple of working animals attached to work together, as by a yoke.

    "A pair is harder to drive than two mounts with separate riders."

  • Pair (noun)

    A poker hand that contains two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.

  • Pair (noun)

    A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match

  • Pair (noun)

    A double play, two outs recorded in one play

    "They turned a pair to end the fifth."

  • Pair (noun)

    A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams

    "The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies."

  • Pair (noun)

    A pair of breasts

    "She's got a gorgeous pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    The exclusion of one member of a parliamentary party from a vote, if a member of the other party is absent for important personal reasons.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time.

    "There were two pairs on the final vote."

  • Pair (noun)

    A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set.

  • Pair (noun)

    In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion; named in accordance with the motion it permits, as in turning pair, sliding pair, twisting pair.

  • Pair (verb)

    To group into sets of two.

    "The wedding guests were paired boy/girl and groom's party/bride's party."

  • Pair (verb)

    To bring two (animals, notably dogs) together for mating.

  • Pair (verb)

    To engage (oneself) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.

  • Pair (verb)

    To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.

  • Pair (verb)

    to form wireless connection between to devices

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (noun)

    See Couple-close.

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple

    To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.

  • Couple

    To join in wedlock; to marry.

  • Couple (verb)

    To come together as male and female; to copulate.

  • Pair (noun)

    A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. "A pair of beads." Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. "Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused.]

  • Pair (noun)

    Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.

  • Pair (noun)

    A married couple; a man and wife.

  • Pair (noun)

    A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of pants; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question (in order, for example, to allow the members to be absent during the vote without affecting the outcome of the vote), or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote.

  • Pair (noun)

    In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.

  • Pair (verb)

    To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.

  • Pair (verb)

    To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.

  • Pair (verb)

    Same as To pair off. See phrase below.

  • Pair

    To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.

  • Pair

    To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.

  • Pair

    To impair.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Couple (noun)

    a small indefinite number;

    "he's coming for a couple of days"

  • Couple (noun)

    a pair of people who live together;

    "a married couple from Chicago"

  • Couple (noun)

    a pair who associate with one another;

    "the engaged couple"

    "an inseparable twosome"

  • Couple (noun)

    two items of the same kind

  • Couple (noun)

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

  • Couple (verb)

    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"

  • Couple (verb)

    link together;

    "can we couple these proposals?"

  • Couple (verb)

    form a pair or pairs;

    "The two old friends paired off"

  • Couple (verb)

    make love;

    "Birds mate in the Spring"

  • Pair (noun)

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

  • Pair (noun)

    two items of the same kind

  • Pair (noun)

    two people considered as a unit

  • Pair (noun)

    a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

  • Pair (verb)

    form a pair or pairs;

    "The two old friends paired off"

  • Pair (verb)

    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"

  • Pair (verb)

    occur in pairs

  • Pair (verb)

    arrange in pairs;

    "Pair these numbers"

  • Pair (verb)

    make love;

    "Birds mate in the Spring"

Princeton's WordNet

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