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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 borrowed a cup of sugar"; "he drank a cup of coffee";
    - 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
     
  9. A contest for which a cup is awarded to the winner
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. (medicine) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
    - transfuse

Derived forms: cupped, cupping, cups

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

Part of: pint

Encyclopedia: Cup