(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl.

(noun.) cup-shaped plant organ.

(noun.) a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces.

(noun.) the quantity a cup will hold; 'he drank a cup of coffee'; 'he borrowed a cup of sugar'.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin.

(verb.) put into a cup; 'cup the milk'.

(verb.) form into the shape of a cup; 'She cupped her hands'.

Typed by Bush--From WordNet


(n.) A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like.

(n.) The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.

(n.) Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.

(n.) That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.

(n.) Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.

(n.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.

(v. t.) To supply with cups of wine.

(v. t.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.

(v. t.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

Edited by Gene

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Chalice.[2]. Draught, potion, cupful.[3]. Lot, portion.[4]. Cupping-glass.

Editor: Nat


n. a vessel used to contain liquid: a drinking-vessel: the liquid contained in a cup: that which we must receive or undergo: afflictions: blessings.—v.i. to extract blood from the body by means of cupping-glasses: (Shak.) to make drunk:—pr.p. cup′ping; pa.p. cupped.—ns. Cup′-bear′er one who attends at a feast to fill out and hand the wine; Cupboard (kub′urd) a place for keeping victuals dishes &c.—v.t. to store.—ns. Cup′board-love -faith love or faith indulged in for a material end; Cup′ful as much as fills a cup:—pl. Cup′fuls; Cup′-gall a cup-shaped gall in oak-leaves; Cup′-lī′chen or -moss a species of Cladonia; Cup′man a boon companion; Cup′per a cup-bearer: one professionally engaged in cupping; Cup′ping the application of cups from which the air has been exhausted to a scarified part of the skin for the purpose of drawing blood; Cup′ping-glass a glass used in the operation of cupping; Dry′-cup′ping the application of cups without previous scarification; Lov′ing-cup a cup (from which all drink) passed round at the close of a feast.—Cry cupboard to cry for food; In his cups under the influence of liquor; Many a slip between the cup and the lip a proverb signifying that something adverse may occur at the last moment.

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