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coupling

[ kuhp-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF coupling
  • noununion
  • nounsexual intercourse

Synonyms for coupling

  • pairing
  • blend
  • catch
  • combination
  • connection
  • coupler
  • joint
  • link
  • linking
  • merging
  • mixture
  • seam
  • tie
  • yoke
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Antonyms for coupling

  • separation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUPLING

Sakes alive, the straight it's like the coupling of the cart-house.

The coupling was apparently uninjured but the tender and engine were gone.

Amaryllis flushed a little at the coupling of names, but faced it bravely.

This is the coupling of two things—a sensation and a cognition.

This coupling of Sonetchka and myself pleased me so much that I blushed again.

But though the intensity of the coupling may vary it varies in an orderly way.

The intensity of the coupling, however, varies in different cases.

There was no air brake attachment and the coupling was done quickly.

Its gates are open to you on other topics than the coupling of inebriates.

Love was not merely the coupling of naked bodies, but the union of naked minds.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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articulation

nounconnection
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bolt

nounlock; part of lock
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