Couple Cou"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coupled} (k[u^]p"'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coupling} (k[u^]p"l[i^]ng).] [F. coupler, fr. L. copulare. See {Couple}, n., and cf. {Copulate}, {Cobble}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join. [1913 Webster]

Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my hounds, . . . And couple Clowder with the deep-mouthed brach. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To join in wedlock; to marry. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

A parson who couples all our beggars. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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