teacup


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tea·cup

 (tē′kŭp′)
n.
A small cup used with a saucer for serving tea.

teacup

(ˈtiːˌkʌp)
n
1. a cup out of which tea may be drunk, larger than a coffee cup
2. (Units) Also called: teacupful the amount a teacup will hold, about four fluid ounces

tea•cup

(ˈtiˌkʌp)

n.
1. a cup in which tea is served, usu. of small or moderate size.
2. a teacupful.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teacup - as much as a teacup will holdteacup - as much as a teacup will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
2.teacup - a cup from which tea is drunk
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"
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
Translations
فِنْجَانُ الشَايفِنْجان شاي
šálekšálek na čaj
tekop
teekuppi
šalica za čaj
teáscsésze
tebolli
ティーカップ
찻잔
šálka na čaj
tekopp
ถ้วยชา
chén uống trà

teacup

[ˈtiːkʌp] Ntaza f para el té

teacup

[ˈtiːkʌp] ntasse f à thétea dance nthé m dansant

teacup

[ˈtiːˌkʌp] ntazza da tè

tea

(tiː) noun
1. a type of plant grown in Asia, especially India, Ceylon and China, or its dried and prepared leaves. I bought half a kilo of tea.
2. a drink made by adding boiling water to these. Have a cup of tea!
3. a cup etc of tea. Two teas, please!
4. a small meal in the afternoon (afternoon tea) or a larger one in the early evening, at which tea is often drunk. She invited him to tea.
ˈtea-bag
a small bag or sachet of thin paper containing tea, on to which boiling water is poured in a pot or cup.
ˈteacup noun
a cup, usually of medium size, in which tea is served.
ˈtea-party nounplural ˈtea-parties
an afternoon party at which tea is usually served. She has been invited to a tea-party.
ˈteapot noun
a pot with a spout used for making and pouring tea.
ˈtearoom noun
a restaurant where tea, coffee, cakes etc are served.
ˈtea-set, ˈtea-service nouns
a set of cups, saucers and plates, sometimes with a teapot and milk-jug.
ˈteaspoon noun
1. a small spoon for use with a teacup. I need a teaspoon to stir my tea.
2. a teaspoonful. a teaspoon of salt.
ˈteaspoonful noun
an amount that fills a teaspoon. two teaspoonfuls of salt.
ˈtea-time noun
the time in the late afternoon or early evening at which people take tea. He said he would be back at tea-time.
ˈtea-towel noun
a cloth for drying dishes after they have been washed eg after a meal.

teacup

فِنْجَانُ الشَاي šálek tekop Teetasse φλιτζάνι τσαγιού taza de té teekuppi tasse de thé šalica za čaj tazza da tè ティーカップ 찻잔 theekopje tekopp filiżanka (do herbaty) chávena de chá, xícara de chá чайная чашка tekopp ถ้วยชา çay fincanı chén uống trà 茶杯
References in classic literature ?
He came in with a teacup in one hand and a piece of bread-and-butter in the other.
Now he believed that the habit of the ancients was to collect several milkings in a teacup, pour it into the Great Tun, fill up with water, and then skim off the cream from time to time as the needs of the German Empire demanded.
But it is Nonsense to speak so about a brittle teacup, when I remember what my heart has gone through without breaking.
She observed that he was compressing his teacup, so that there was danger lest the thin china might cave inwards.
She measured a teacup full, tied it up in a bit of sacking, and presented it ceremoniously to grandmother.
s Aunt put down her great teacup and exclaimed, 'Drat him, if he an't come back again
said the matron, putting away her book with the unconcerned resignation of an experienced person who foresees a storm in a teacup.
Casaubon had come up to the table, teacup in hand, and was listening.
He set down his teacup and smiled at her for a moment gravely.
On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing heartily over the boyish manner in which we tumbled into the parlour, Sarah was perturbedly picking up the broken pieces of a teacup, which the Professor had knocked off the table in his precipitate advance to meet me at the door.
said Mr Chester, glancing at this last- named person as he set down his teacup and plied the golden toothpick, 'immensely patient
Prolonging his preparations as much as possible, for their greater comfort, that eccentric gentleman superintended the packing of his wardrobe, and having added to it with his own hands, a plate, knife and fork, spoon, teacup and saucer, and other small household matters of that nature, strapped up the portmanteau, took it on his shoulders, and actually marched off without another word, and with the case-bottle (which he had never once put down) still tightly clasped under his arm.