coupling coupling  /ˈkə plɪŋ/


  1. (n) a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  2. (n) a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
  3. (n) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes


  1. There will be no lack of sex in the future, but our couplings will be geared more toward pleasure than procreation.
  2. Amid such innovations as romantic search engines and cell-phone coupling, here's a look at some new trends at the heart of today's digital romance.


  1. Johnny Depp Talks ‘Bumpy,’ ‘Unpleasant’ Breakup With Vanessa Paradis

    One year after Johnny Depp confirmed the end of his romance with the mother of his two children, French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, he's ready to talk about the end of that 14-year coupling. "The last couple years have been a … Continue reading ?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: omg!

  2. 'Devil' No More? BitTorrent 'Arthur Newman' Promotion Generated 2.7M Downloads

    By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES ( - "Arthur Newman" made headlines when it debuted last spring, but it wasn't for the film's onscreen coupling of Oscar-winner Colin Firth and rising star Emily Blunt. The media attention instead centered on an innovative marketing campaign driven by an odd couple pairing of a Hollywood studio and BitTorrent. The film flopped, racking up roughly $200,000 in ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Coupled, with children

    Children are a natural by-product of your coupling. Your love may tomorrow bloom into the flowering faces of your children. It is important that we get the order right.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Macon Telegraph

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  1. Van Vollenhoven said that from now on "the technical investigation will be directed at the functioning of the automatic pilot, the automatic gas control system, and their coupling to the radio altimeter."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Pieter van Vollenhoven Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "By coupling the sale (of LaSalle) with Barclays' offer, ABN Amro tried to present its shareholders with a done deal that cannot be separated from the sale of itself, and is therefore of primary influence," said presiding judge Huub Willems,...
    on May 3, 2007 By: Willems Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Results were impressive for this initial 78-sample clinical study," said Dr. Bernard Churchill, chief of pediatric urology at the Clark-Morrison Children's Urological Center at UCLA and principal investigator. "By coupling UCLA's robust...
    on Feb 2, 2006 By: Winston Churchill Source: Science Daily (press release)

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