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couple  


      n  
1    two people who regularly associate with each other or live together  
an engaged couple     
2    functioning as sing or pl   two people considered as a pair, for or as if for dancing, games, etc.  
3      (Chiefly hunting or coursing)  
a    a pair of collars joined by a leash, used to attach hounds to one another  
b    two hounds joined in this way  
c    the unit of reckoning for hounds in a pack  
twenty and a half couple     
4    a pair of equal and opposite parallel forces that have a tendency to produce rotation with a turning moment equal to the product of either force and the perpendicular distance between them  
5      (Physics)  
a    two dissimilar metals, alloys, or semiconductors in electrical contact, across which a voltage develops  
   See       thermocouple  
b      (Also called)    galvanic couple   two dissimilar metals or alloys in electrical contact that when immersed in an electrolyte act as the electrodes of an electrolytic cell  
6    a connector or link between two members, such as a tie connecting a pair of rafters in a roof  
7    a couple of   functioning as sing or pl  
a    a combination of two; a pair of  
a couple of men     
b    Informal   a small number of; a few  
a couple of days     
      pron  
8    usually preceded by: a; functioning as sing or pl   two; a pair  
give him a couple     
      vb  
9    tr   to connect (two things) together or to connect (one thing) to (another)  
to couple railway carriages     
10    tr   to do (two things) simultaneously or alternately  
he couples studying with teaching     
11    to form or be formed into a pair or pairs  
12    to associate, put, or connect together  
history is coupled with sociology     
13    to link (two circuits) by electromagnetic induction  
14    intr   to have sexual intercourse  
15    to join or be joined in marriage; marry  
16    tr   to attach (two hounds to each other)  
     (C13: from Old French: a pair, from Latin copula a bond; see copula)  


barge couple  
      n   either of a pair of outside rafters along the gable end of a roof  
voltaic couple  
      n     (Physics)   a pair of dissimilar metals in an electrolyte with a potential difference between the metals resulting from chemical action  
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n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
v.
1. perdre du temps 2. passer le temps ; tuer le temps
exp.
a difficult time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one

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