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n., v. cupped, cup•ping. n.
cup glass mug
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.
A cup is also a unit of measurement used in cooking.
A glass is a container made out of glass and used for cold drinks.
Past participle: cupped
|Noun||1.||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)
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)
grace cup - cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal
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"|
|4.||cup - 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|
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
|Verb||1.||cup - form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"|
|2.||cup - put into a cup; "cup the milk"|
|3.||cup - 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"
Cups and other drinking vesselscanteen, champagne flute, chalice, copita, cup, demitasse, glass, goblet, mug, porrón, quaich, schooner, tankard, tassie, tumbler, water bottle
a cup of tea → una taza de té, un té
coffee cup → tacita f, pocillo m (LAm)
how's your cup? → ¿quieres más té/café ?
his cup of sorrow was full → le agobiaba el dolor
to be in one's cups → estar borracho
to be sb's cup of tea it's not everyone's cup of tea → no es del gusto de todos
he's not my cup of tea → no es de mi agrado, no es santo de mi devoción
football isn't my cup of tea → a mí el fútbol no me va
see also paper C
to cup one's hands round sth → rodear algo con las manos
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.
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