cup meaning

[ kʌp ] Pronunciation:   "cup" in a sentence
Noun: cup  kúp
  1. A small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
    "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing" 
  2. The quantity a cup will hold
    "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
    - cupful 
  3. Any cup-shaped concavity
    "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra" 
  4. A United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces 
  5. Cup-shaped plant organ 
  6. A punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl 
  7. The hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
    "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"; "put the flag back in the cup" 
  8. A large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition
    "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
    - loving cup
Verb: cup (cupped,cupping)  kúp
  1. Form into the shape of a cup
    "She cupped her hands" 
  2. Put into a cup
    "cup the milk" 
  3. Treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
    - transfuse

Derived forms: cups, cupped, cupping

See also: cupping

Type of: care for, concave shape, concavity, container, containerful, crockery, dishware [US], enclose, form, hole, inclose, incurvation, incurvature, insert, introduce, plant organ, prise [Brit, Cdn], prize, punch, put in, shape, stick in, treat, trophy, United States liquid unit

Part of: pint

Encyclopedia: Cup


The deviation of the face of a board from a plane.


A metal insert in a countersunk screw hole.

The ISO 4217 currency code for Cuban Peso.

vb cupped; cup·ping vt : to treat by cupping
¦ vi : to undergo or perform cupping
1 : a usu. open bowl-shaped drinking vessel often having a handle and a stem and base and sometimes a lid
2 : a drinking vessel and its contents : the beverage or food contained in a cup ‹a second cup of coffee›
3 : something resembling a cup ‹invagination of the blastula to form a multilayered cellular cup›: as
a (1) : an athletic supporter reinforced for providing extra protection to the wearer in certain strenuous sports (as boxing, hockey, or football) (2) : either of the two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts
b : a small bell-shaped glass formerly used in cupping
c : a cap of metal shaped like the femoral head and used in plastic reconstruction of the hip joint


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  1. in a nutshell, it was not my cup of tea.
  2. he has won several cups for shooting.
  3. joy and grief were mingled in the cup.
  4. the cup is full; no more will go in.
  5. boiling water cracked a cup across the bottom.

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