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# what does couple mean in numbers

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A couple most strictly means two, but it’s often used casually to mean much the same thing as a few, which commonly means around two, three, or four—it can be relative to the situation and the size of the numbers under discussion.

## Is a couple 2 or 3?

A couple means two. A few means a small number. (“ I have fewer than you”/”they are few and far between”) Several, according to its dictionary definition means “more than two but not many”, so a few but not a couple.

## Does couple mean 2 or more?

A couple hours = suggests two hours OR approximately two hours (more or less, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half). A few hours = although vague, suggests three or more hours, not exceeding five hours (if it exceeds five hours, we refer to that as several hours).

## How many is a couple hours?

A couple of days means “about two”. A few days means “three or more, up to about twenty”. But “couple” is far less formal than “two”.

## Does couple mean exactly 2?

A couple means two. A few means a small number. (“ I have fewer than you”/”they are few and far between”) Several, according to its dictionary definition means “more than two but not many”, so a few but not a couple.

## Does a few mean 2 or 3?

While many would agree that few means three or more, the dictionary definition is, “not many but more than one.” So, a few cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

## How many is a couple hours?

A couple hours = suggests two hours OR approximately two hours (more or less, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half). A few hours = although vague, suggests three or more hours, not exceeding five hours (if it exceeds five hours, we refer to that as several hours).

## How many is a couple of days?

A couple of days means “about two”. A few days means “three or more, up to about twenty”. But “couple” is far less formal than “two”.

## Does 2 count as a couple?

A couple most strictly means two, but it’s often used casually to mean much the same thing as a few, which commonly means around two, three, or four—it can be relative to the situation and the size of the numbers under discussion.

## Does couple mean 2 or 3?

As you may have guessed, a throuple is a romantic relationship between three people. Not to be mistaken for an open relationship (where people in a relationship have sex with people who are not their partner) or a threesome (sex between three people), a throuple is a balanced, consensual, and committed relationship.

## What is a couple of 3?

A “lovely couple” is two people. “Give him a couple” means give him two. These people would say that a “couple of hours” means between 1 and a half to two hours. But a “couple hours” means exactly two hours.

## Is a couple 2 or 3?

A couple is often more strictly interpreted as two or at least around two—maybe three or four, depending on the context. It’s possible that some people say a couple when they mean two or even three but then switch to a few when they mean three or four or more.

## Is a couple 2 or 4?

The quantifier a couple of is used to say that there are two of something. When people use this phrase, they usually mean approximately two, not exactly two. In very informal usage, you may hear a couple of + more, as in: a couple of more minutes.

## Is a couple 2 or 3?

“A couple of days” is two or three days (but not usually more.) “A few days” is three or four days (give or take a day.) “Several days” is four or five days (give or take a day.) They overlap, and they are somewhat “interchangeable”, but always retaining a subtle difference in meaning (for careful speakers, at least.)

## Is a couple of days 2 days?

a couple days = two days or a few days wihich one is it? Literally, couple means two. But the phrase can be used as an idiom at times which usually means a few days, ranging from 2 to 5 days. The speaker is not so precise as to how many days it will be, but is sure that it falls between the range of days given.

## How many days does couple of days mean?

more than two, but not many, of; a small number of; a few. It will take a couple of days for the package to get there.