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cup

 (kŭp)
n.
1.
a. A small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking.
b. Such a container and its contents.
2. Abbr. c. A unit of capacity or volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters). See Table at measurement.
3. The bowl of a drinking vessel.
4. The chalice or the wine used in the celebration of the Eucharist.
5. A decorative cup-shaped vessel awarded as a prize or trophy.
6. Sports A golf hole or the metal container inside a hole.
7. Either of the two parts of a brassiere that fit over the breasts.
8. An athletic supporter having a protective reinforcement of rigid plastic or metal.
9. A sweetened, flavored, usually chilled beverage, especially one made with wine: claret cup.
10. A dish served in a cup-shaped vessel: fruit cup.
11.
a. A cuplike object.
b. Biology A cuplike structure or organ.
12. A lot or portion to be suffered or enjoyed.
tr.v. cupped, cup·ping, cups
1. To shape like a cup: cup one's hands.
2. To place one's curved hand or hands over or around: cupped his chin in his hands.
3. To subject to the therapeutic procedure of cupping.
Idioms:
cup of tea
1. Something that one excels in or enjoys: Opera is not my cup of tea.
2. A matter to be reckoned or dealt with: Recreational sport is relaxing. Professional sport is another cup of tea altogether.
in (one's) cups
Intoxicated; drunk.

[Middle English cuppe, from Old English, from Late Latin cuppa, drinking vessel, perhaps variant of Latin cūpa, tub, cask.]

cup

(kʌp)
n
1. a small open container, usually having one handle, used for drinking from
2. the contents of such a container: that cup was too sweet.
3. (Units) Also called: teacup or cupful a unit of capacity used in cooking equal to approximately half a pint, 8 fluid ounces, or about one quarter of a litre
4. something resembling a cup in shape or function, such as the flower base of some plants of the rose family or a cuplike bodily organ
5. (Clothing & Fashion) either of two cup-shaped parts of a brassiere, designed to support the breasts
6. a cup-shaped trophy awarded as a prize
7. (General Sporting Terms)
a. a sporting contest in which a cup is awarded to the winner
b. (as modifier): a cup competition.
8. (Brewing) a mixed drink with one ingredient as a base, usually served from a bowl: claret cup.
9. (Golf) golf the hole or metal container in the hole on a green
10. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the chalice or the consecrated wine used in the Eucharist
11. one's lot in life
12. in one's cups drunk
13. one's cup of tea informal one's chosen or preferred thing, task, company, etc: she's not my cup of tea.
vb (tr) , cups, cupping or cupped
14. to form (something, such as the hands) into the shape of a cup
15. to put into or as if into a cup
16. (Medicine) archaic to draw blood to the surface of the body of (a person) by using a cupping glass
[Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cūpa cask]
ˈcupˌlike adj

cup

(kʌp)

n., v. cupped, cup•ping. n.
1. a small, open container made of china, glass, metal, etc., usu. with a handle, used chiefly as a drinking vessel for hot beverages.
2. the bowllike part of a goblet or the like.
3. a cup with its contents.
4. the quantity contained in a cup.
5. a unit of capacity equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters) or 16 tablespoons; half pint.
6. an ornamental bowl, vase, etc., esp. of precious metal, offered as a prize for a contest.
7. any of various mixed drinks, as wine with fruit and other ingredients.
8. the chalice or wine used in the Eucharist.
9. something to be partaken of or endured; one's portion, as of joy or suffering.
10. cups, the drinking of intoxicating liquors.
11. any cuplike utensil, organ, part, cavity, etc.
12. either of the two forms that cover the breasts in a brassiere.
13. an athletic supporter protectively reinforced with rigid plastic or metal.
14.
a. the metal receptacle within a golf hole.
b. the hole itself.
v.t.
15. to take, place, or hold in or as if in a cup.
16. to form into a cuplike shape: to cup one's hands.
Idioms:
1. in one's cups, intoxicated; drunk.
2. one's cup of tea, something suited or attractive to one.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English cuppe < Latin cuppa, variant of cūpa tub, cask]

cup

glassmug
1. 'cup'

A cup is a small, round container, usually with a handle, from which you drink hot drinks such as tea and coffee. When you are not holding a cup, you usually rest it on a saucer.

John put his cup and saucer on the coffee table.

A cup is also a unit of measurement used in cooking.

Mix four cups of flour with a pinch of salt.
2. 'glass'

A glass is a container made out of glass and used for cold drinks.

I put down my glass and stood up.
He poured Ellen a glass of juice.
3. 'mug'

A mug is a large deep cup with straight sides and a handle, used for hot drinks. You don't rest a mug on a saucer.

He spooned instant coffee into two of the mugs.
4. containers and contents

You can use cup, glass, and mug to talk about either the containers or their contents.

I dropped the cup and it broke.
Drink eight glasses of water a day.

cup


Past participle: cupped
Gerund: cupping

Imperative
cup
cup
Present
I cup
you cup
he/she/it cups
we cup
you cup
they cup
Preterite
I cupped
you cupped
he/she/it cupped
we cupped
you cupped
they cupped
Present Continuous
I am cupping
you are cupping
he/she/it is cupping
we are cupping
you are cupping
they are cupping
Present Perfect
I have cupped
you have cupped
he/she/it has cupped
we have cupped
you have cupped
they have cupped
Past Continuous
I was cupping
you were cupping
he/she/it was cupping
we were cupping
you were cupping
they were cupping
Past Perfect
I had cupped
you had cupped
he/she/it had cupped
we had cupped
you had cupped
they had cupped
Future
I will cup
you will cup
he/she/it will cup
we will cup
you will cup
they will cup
Future Perfect
I will have cupped
you will have cupped
he/she/it will have cupped
we will have cupped
you will have cupped
they will have cupped
Future Continuous
I will be cupping
you will be cupping
he/she/it will be cupping
we will be cupping
you will be cupping
they will be cupping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cupping
you have been cupping
he/she/it has been cupping
we have been cupping
you have been cupping
they have been cupping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cupping
you will have been cupping
he/she/it will have been cupping
we will have been cupping
you will have been cupping
they will have been cupping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cupping
you had been cupping
he/she/it had been cupping
we had been cupping
you had been cupping
they had been cupping
Conditional
I would cup
you would cup
he/she/it would cup
we would cup
you would cup
they would cup
Past Conditional
I would have cupped
you would have cupped
he/she/it would have cupped
we would have cupped
you would have cupped
they would have cupped

cup

A measure of volume (either liquid or solid) used especially in cooking. 1 cup = 1⁄2 pt, 8 fluid ounces (16 tbsp).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cup - 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"
beaker - a cup (usually without a handle)
chalice, goblet - a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
coffee cup - a cup from which coffee is drunk
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
crockery, dishware - tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
Dixie cup, paper cup - a disposable cup made of paper; for holding drinks
grace cup - cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal
cylix, kylix - a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece
moustache cup, mustache cup - a drinking cup with a bar inside the rim to keep a man's mustache out of the drink
scyphus - an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base
teacup - a cup from which tea is drunk
2.cup - the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
3.cup - 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"
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
4.cup - a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ouncescup - a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
gill - a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces
pint - a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart
5.cup - cup-shaped plant organ
acorn cup, cupule - cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
6.cup - a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
punch - an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
champagne cup - a punch containing a sparkling wine
claret cup - a punch made of claret and brandy with lemon juice and sugar and sometimes sherry or curacao and fresh fruit
7.cup - 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"
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
8.cup - 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"
Davis Cup - cup awarded for the annual international team tennis competition
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
Verb1.cup - form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
2.cup - put into a cup; "cup the milk"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
3.cup - treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skincup - treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

cup

noun
1. mug, goblet, chalice, teacup, beaker, demitasse, bowl a set of matching cups and saucers
2. trophy First prize is a silver cup and a scroll.

Cups and other drinking vessels

canteen, champagne flute, chalice, copita, cup, demitasse, glass, goblet, mug, porrón, quaich, schooner, tankard, tassie, tumbler, water bottle
Translations
فِنْجَانكأسكوب، فنجان، قَدَح، كأسيحْمِل في كف مَضْـمومَة كالكأسيضُمُّ كَفّيْـه على شَكل الكأس
šálekpohárdržet v dlaníchhrneknastavit dlaně do tvaru šálku
koppokalskålcupdanne skål med hænderne
taso
kuppi
šalica
csészekupamarkába vesztölcsért formál
bollihalda á e-u í lófahvilftlíkja eftir bollaverîlaunabikar
カップコップ茶わん
laikyti delnuosepomėgisspintelėtaurės finalinės rungtynėstaurės rungtynės
kausssalikt plaukstas kausveidātaseturēt kausveidīgi saliktās plaukstās
držať v dlani
pokalskodelica
koppkupa
ถ้วย
avucunda tutmakçukurlaştırmakfincankupatas
tách

cup

[kʌp]
A. N (for tea, etc) → taza f; (= amount) (also cupful) → taza f (Sport etc) (= prize) → copa f (Rel) (= chalice) → cáliz m; [of brassiere] → copa f
a cup of teauna taza de té, un té
coffee cuptacita f, pocillo m (LAm)
how's your cup?¿quieres más té/café ?
his cup of sorrow was fullle agobiaba el dolor
to be in one's cupsestar borracho
to be sb's cup of tea it's not everyone's cup of teano es del gusto de todos
he's not my cup of teano es de mi agrado, no es santo de mi devoción
football isn't my cup of teaa mí el fútbol no me va
see also paper C
B. VT to cup one's hands (for shouting) → formar bocina con las manos; (for drinking) → ahuecar las manos
to cup one's hands round sthrodear algo con las manos
C. CPD cup final N (Ftbl) → final m de copa
cup tie N (Ftbl) → partido m de copa

cup

[ˈkʌp]
n
(for drinking)tasse f
a china cup → une tasse en porcelaine
a cup of tea → une tasse de thé, un thé
a cup of coffee → un café
not sb's cup of tea
That's not my cup of tea → C'est pas mon genre.
He's not my cup of tea → Il n'est pas mon genre.
She's not my cup of tea → Elle n'est pas mon genre.
(= prize) → coupe f
(SPORT) (= event) → coupe f
[bra] → bonnet m
(US) (in recipes) (= quantity) → tasse f
to be in one's cups (old-fashioned) (= drunk) → avoir un verre dans le nez
vt
to cup one's hands → faire une coupe avec ses deux mains
to cup sth in one's hands → prendre qch dans le creux de ses mains
in her cupped hands → dans le creux de ses mains

cup

n
Tasse f; (= goblet)Pokal m, → Kelch m; (= mug)Becher m; (Eccl) → Kelch m; in his cups (dated inf)angezecht
(= cupful)Tasse f; (Cook, standard measure) → 8 fl oz = 0,22 l; a cup of tea/watereine Tasse Tee/Wasser; that’s just/that’s not my cup of tea (fig inf)das ist genau/ist nicht mein Fall; she’s not everyone’s cup of teaihre Art gefällt nicht jedem
(= prize, football cup etc)Pokal m; they’re out of the Cupsie sind aus dem Pokal(wettbewerb) ausgeschieden
(= drink)Mix m, → Becher m
(Bot: of flower) → Kelch m; (of bra)Körbchen nt; (Golf) → Metallbüchse f (im Loch); (Med: = cupping glass) → Schröpfkopf m
(fig liter: = portion) → Kelch m; to drain the cup of sorrow (to the dregs)den Kelch des Leidens (bis zur Neige) leeren (liter); my cup is overflowing or (liter) runneth over (Bibl) → ich bin über alle Maßen glücklich, mein Glück ist vollkommen
vt
handshohl machen; cupped handhohle Hand; he cupped his hands and blew into themer blies sich (dat)in die Hände; to cup something in one’s handsetw in der hohlen Hand halten; he cupped his chin in his hander stützte das Kinn in die Hand; to cup one’s or a hand to one’s eardie Hand ans Ohr halten; to cup one’s hands around somethingetw mit der hohlen Hand umfassen
(Med) → schröpfen
(Golf) → einlochen mit

cup

:
cup-and-ball
nFangbecherspiel nt
cupbearer
nMundschenk m

cup

:
cupcake
n kleiner, runder Kuchen
Cup Final
nPokalendspiel nt; (international also) → Cupfinale nt
Cup Finalist
nTeilnehmer(in) m(f)am Pokalendspiel
cupful
n pl <cupsful, cupfuls> → Tasse f(voll)

cup

:
cup size
n (of bra)Körbchengröße f
cup tie
nPokalspiel nt

cup

[kʌp]
1. n (for tea) → tazza; (as prize, of brassière) → coppa
a cup of tea → una tazza di tè
tea cup → tazza da tè
it's not everyone's cup of tea (fam) → non è una cosa che piace a tutti
that's just not my cup of tea (fam) → non è proprio il mio genere
2. vt (hands) → riunire (a coppa)
to cup one's hands round sth → prendere qc fra le mani

cup

(kap) noun
1. a usually round hollow container to hold liquid for drinking, often with a handle. a teacup; a cup of tea.
2. an ornamental vessel, usually of silver or other metal, given as a prize in sports events etc. They won the Football League Cup.
verbpast tense, past participle cupped
1. to form (one's hands) into the shape of a cup. He cupped his hands round his mouth and called.
2. to hold (something) in one's cupped hands. He cupped the egg in his hands.
ˈcupful noun
three cupfuls of water.
cupboard (ˈkabəd) noun
(American ˈcloset) a cabinet of any size up to that of a small room for storing anything. Put the food in the cupboard; a broom cupboard.
cup final
the final match in a football competition in which the prize is a cup.
ˈcup-tie noun
one of a series of games in a football competition in which the prize is a cup.
one's cup of tea
the sort of thing one likes or prefers. Classical music is not my cup of tea.

cup

فِنْجَان šálek kop Tasse φλιτζάνι taza kuppi tasse šalica tazza カップ kopje kopp filiżanka chávena, xícara чашка kopp ถ้วย tas tách

cup

n. copa; ventosa;
optic ______ de ojo, ___ ocular;
measuring ___taza de medir.
References in classic literature ?
Ferdinando, the `minion', carries them away, and Hagar puts back the cup which holds the poison meant for Roderigo.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
And when Christie, more fascinating than ever in her riding-habit, took her place on the other side of Dick, as they sallied from the gate, that gentleman felt his cup of happiness complete.
When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
Take heed how thou deniest to him -- who, perchance, hath not the courage to grasp it for himself -- the bitter, but wholesome, cup that is now presented to thy lips
There was something in the small valor of it that quite finished me: these three words from her were, in a flash like the glitter of a drawn blade, the jostle of the cup that my hand, for weeks and weeks, had held high and full to the brim that now, even before speaking, I felt overflow in a deluge.
You have been well-bred and well-born; your father has a great name in these parts, and your grandfather won the cup two years at the Newmarket races; your grandmother had the sweetest temper of any horse I ever knew, and I think you have never seen me kick or bite.
There were some who had both their arms bound tightly to their sides, and padded stumps in their sleeves, and a sick child hired to carry a cup for them.
a cup of your good hot tea, and some of our good home living, is what I want.
I took all the coffee and sugar there was, and all the ammunition; I took the wadding; I took the bucket and gourd; I took a dipper and a tin cup, and my old saw and two blankets, and the skillet and the coffee-pot.
He would scream for water until he got it, and then throw cup and all on the floor and scream for more.
On such occasions he would start up, quaff a cup of wine as if to raise his spirits, and then mingle in the conversation by some observation made abruptly or at random.