Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “couple”

See all translations

couple

noun  /ˈkʌp·əl/ us  

couple noun (SOME)

[U] two or a few things that are similar or the same, or two or a few people who are in some way connected: I’m packing a couple of sweaters in case it gets cold.

couple noun (TWO PEOPLE)

[C] two people who are married or who spend a lot of time together esp. in a romantic relationship: We’re having two couples over for dinner.
(Definition of couple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of couple?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “couple” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More