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n. pl. cup·fuls
1. The amount that a cup can hold.
2. A measure of capacity equal to one cup.


(Units) the amount of a liquid or solid that can be contained in a cup


(ˈkʌp fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount a cup can hold.
2. a volumetric measure equal to one cup.
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cupful - 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
مِلء فِنْجان
plný šálek
fincan dolusu


[ˈkʌpfʊl] Ntaza f
two cupfuls of milkdos tazas de leche


[ˈkʌpfʊl] ntasse f


[ˈkʌpfʊl] ntazza (contenuto)


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
Recklessly she took a mouthful of the cold tea that had been steeped so long that it was like acid in her mouth, and recklessly, under the eye of her sister-in-law, she swallowed it and the rest of the cupful.
I declare, Diana, there isn't more than a cupful in the kettle
Then he loosened Tippet's shirt at the throat and when the water was brought, threw a cupful in the man's face.
And there's gear galore for those interested in preparing and savoring a delicious cupful.
com) MADE from the purest source of magnesium chloride, add a cupful of these flakes to your bath for a deeply soothing 20-minute soak, whether you want to ease and restore tense and tired muscles, help you prep for a good night'sleep or give your skin a boost.
In short, we were back on the same rations we had received at Cabanatuan-lugao in the morning, and rice with a half-canteen cupful of watery camote-top soup for the other two meals.
Tenders are invited for Repairs to CSS Odai, CM Nazarcea, CSS Nicholas MPRRN Stejarel and cupful
If you are sowing brassicas, add a cupful of lime to every square metre of soil and rake well in.
The successful harvest of local oysters begins with just a cupful of spat -- nearly invisible, microscopic oyster larvae produced by a unique and invaluable hatchery in Dennis, one of only a dozen in the entire country.
An easy do-it-yourself remedy is a cupful of white vinegar mixed with water.
Once your pasta is cooked, drain it, reserving a cupful of the cooking water (you might need this to thin your crab sauce down).