Couple
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.

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

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

4. (a.) See Couple-close.

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

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

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

8. (v.) To join in wedlock; to marry.

9. (v. i.) To come together as male and female; to copulate.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COUPLE

kup'-l:

(1) Used as a noun, indicates two objects of the same kind that are considered together. Thus we read of a couple of cakes (2 Samuel 13:6, used loosely), and a couple of asses (2 Samuel 16:1, Hebrew tsemedh).

(2) Used as a verb, it means to join or fasten one thing to another. This term occurs most frequently in the description of the tabernacle (see Exodus 26:6, 9, 11; Exodus 36:10, 13, 16). Couple is used in 1 Peter 3:2 to describe the joining of fear to chaste behavior (Hebrew chabhar).

Greek
2201. zeugos -- a pair, a yoke
... yoke, pair. From the same as zugos; a couple, ie A team (of oxen yoked together)
or brace (of birds tied together) -- yoke, pair. see GREEK zugos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6776. tsemed -- a couple, pair
... tsemed. 6777 . a couple, pair. Transliteration: tsemed Phonetic Spelling:
(tseh'-med) Short Definition: pair. ... acre, couple, together, two donkeys, yoke of ...
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8147. shenayim -- two (a cardinal number)
... 42,000* (1), 52* (2), 52,700* (1), 62* (1), 62,700* (2), 642* (2), 652* (2), 72*
(1), 72,000* (1), 822* (1), 832* (1), both (62), both* (7), couple (2), double ...
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2266. chabar -- to unite, be joined, to tie a magic knot or spell ...
... compact, couple together, have fellowship with, heap up, join self, together,
league. A primitive root; to join (literally or figuratively ...
/hebrew/2266.htm - 6k

Library

Priscilla and Aquila
... It has struck me that this wedded couple present, even in the scanty notices that
we have of them, some interesting points which may be worth while gathering ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/priscilla and aquila.htm

The Right to Live with the People of My Choice
... A young married couple will probably have to live with an older couple for
the first two or three years on the field. Owing perhaps ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 9 the right to.htm

The Right to a Normal Home Life
... which they did. Shall we take a look at the sort of thing a young married
couple on the mission field has to face? We will call ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 8 the right to.htm

An Eloquent Catalogue
... So, then, I think, the fair inference from the list before us is that we have here
the original nucleus again, the first five, with a couple more, and the ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture st john chaps xv to xxi/an eloquent catalogue.htm

In the House of Kimberker
... their own way in the matter. So in a few days they moved in, and fitted up
a couple of the vacant rooms. Stanislaus was to live more ...
/.../chapter vi in the house.htm

Temptations.
... She blushes when mention is made of her preference for him. The couple seek to be
together as much as possible, and are soon meeting together secretly. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter xvii temptations.htm

The Right to Privacy
... Mr. and Mrs. Sprightly, the young married couple who were in charge of the
mission station, and I were relaxing around the tea table. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 5 the right to.htm

The Old Gravestone
... the room. "To be sure, they were among the last that were buried in the
old convent churchyard"the grand old couple! Everybody ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the old gravestone.htm

The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
... IV. The name of the Holy Spirit is coupled with that of God in a way it would be
impossible for a reverent and thoughtful mind to couple the name of any finite ...
/.../torrey/the person and work of the holy spirit/chapter ii the deity of.htm

The Purification of Mary
... These contained fruit. The third was of open wickerwork and a couple of doves could
be seen in it. ... The old couple were Essenes and related to Joanna Chuza. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xvi the purification of mary.htm

Thesaurus
Couple (19 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) See Couple-close. 5. (a.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which
compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple. ...
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Pair (18 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses;
a pair of oxen. 4. (n.) A married couple; a man and wife. ...
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Unit (7 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains
one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
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Fasten (28 Occurrences)
... (See RSV NIV). Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains
one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/f/fasten.htm - 14k

Taches (7 Occurrences)
... Taches (7 Occurrences). Exodus 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and
couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle. ...
/t/taches.htm - 8k

Buttons (7 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty buttons of gold, and couple the curtains together
with the buttons: and it shall be one tabernacle. (WBS). ...
/b/buttons.htm - 8k

Coupled (9 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Couple. ... (KJV DBY WBS). Exodus 39:4 They made shoulderpieces for it,
to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together. (KJV WBS). ...
/c/coupled.htm - 8k

Clasps (7 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one
to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/c/clasps.htm - 10k

Fifty (131 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one
to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/f/fifty.htm - 39k

Donkeys (71 Occurrences)
... Judges 19:3 Her husband arose, and went after her, to speak kindly to her, to bring
her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of donkeys: and she ...
/d/donkeys.htm - 28k

Concordance
Couple (19 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:17
"We have nothing here," they said, "but five loaves and a couple of fish."
(WEY)

Mark 6:38
"How many loaves have you?" He inquired; "go and see." So they found out, and said, "Five; and a couple of fish."
(WEY)

Luke 9:13
"You yourselves," He said, "must give them food." "We have nothing," they replied, "but five loaves and a couple of fish, unless indeed we were to go and buy provisions for all this host of people."
(WEY)

John 6:9
"There is a boy here with five barley loaves and a couple of fish: but what is that among so many?"
(WEY)

Exodus 26:6
You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 26:9
You shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 26:11
You shall make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 36:18
He made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be a unit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 39:4
They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together.
(KJV WBS)

Judges 19:3
Her husband arose, and went after her, to speak kindly to her, to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of donkeys: and she brought him into her father's house; and when the father of the young lady saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Judges 19:10
But the man wouldn't stay that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus (the same is Jerusalem): and there were with him a couple of donkeys saddled; his concubine also was with him.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV)

1 Samuel 11:7
and he taketh a couple of oxen, and cutteth them in pieces, and sendeth through all the border of Israel, by the hand of the messengers, saying, 'He who is not coming out after Saul and after Samuel -- thus it is done to his oxen;' and the fear of Jehovah falleth on the people, and they come out as one man.
(YLT)

2 Samuel 13:6
So Amnon lay down and faked being sick. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, "Please let my sister Tamar come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 16:1
When David was a little past the top of the ascent, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and one hundred summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 17:12
She said, "As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar. Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
(See RSV)

2 Kings 5:17
And Naaman saith, 'If not -- let be given, I pray thee, to thy servant, a couple of mules' burden of earth, for thy servant doth make no more burnt-offering and sacrifice to other gods, but to Jehovah.
(YLT)

Isaiah 21:7
And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
(KJV WBS YLT)

Isaiah 21:9
And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Amos 3:12
Thus said Jehovah: As the shepherd delivereth from the lion's mouth Two legs, or a piece of an ear, So delivered are the sons of Israel, Who are sitting in Samaria on the corner of a bed, And in Damascus 'on that of' a couch.
(See NAS)

Subtopics

Couple

Couples

Related Terms

Pair (18 Occurrences)

Unit (7 Occurrences)

Fasten (28 Occurrences)

Taches (7 Occurrences)

Buttons (7 Occurrences)

Coupled (9 Occurrences)

Clasps (7 Occurrences)

Fifty (131 Occurrences)

Donkeys (71 Occurrences)

Yoke (79 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Saddled (11 Occurrences)

Asses (68 Occurrences)

Copper (55 Occurrences)

Coupling (8 Occurrences)

Counts (15 Occurrences)

Brass (168 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Marriage (74 Occurrences)

Tent (333 Occurrences)

Nothing (769 Occurrences)

Keilah (16 Occurrences)

Jug (11 Occurrences)

Join (70 Occurrences)

Link (2 Occurrences)

Loaded (21 Occurrences)

Loops (7 Occurrences)

Girl's (12 Occurrences)

Gladly (25 Occurrences)

Inquired (74 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Feigned (8 Occurrences)

Firtree

Figs (27 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

Forefront (11 Occurrences)

Faked (1 Occurrence)

Friendly (17 Occurrences)

Flask (15 Occurrences)

Tenderly (9 Occurrences)

Rattle (2 Occurrences)

Raisins (9 Occurrences)

Riders (13 Occurrences)

Rejoiceth (39 Occurrences)

Raisin-cakes (7 Occurrences)

Empire (8 Occurrences)

Edges (28 Occurrences)

Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)

Mephibosheth's (2 Occurrences)

Pretended (9 Occurrences)

Provisions (41 Occurrences)

Partner (8 Occurrences)

Bunches (7 Occurrences)

Balance (12 Occurrences)

Brace (3 Occurrences)

Persuade (20 Occurrences)

Cast (640 Occurrences)

Clusters (12 Occurrences)

Concubine (21 Occurrences)

Cutteth (37 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Amnon (23 Occurrences)

Summer (28 Occurrences)

Shoulderpieces (4 Occurrences)

Summit (7 Occurrences)

String (12 Occurrences)

Person (807 Occurrences)

Sixth (45 Occurrences)

Jebus (5 Occurrences)

Welcomed (30 Occurrences)

Rider (26 Occurrences)

Spend (54 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

Ascent (32 Occurrences)

Yourselves (530 Occurrences)

Logia

Bethsaida (7 Occurrences)

Olives (30 Occurrences)

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