Definitions for CUPkʌp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cupkʌp(n.; v.)cupped, cup•ping.

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Ceramics

  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.

    Category: Cooking

  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.

    Category: Cooking

  8. the chalice or wine used in the Eucharist.

    Category: Religion

  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.

    Category: Clothing

  13. an athletic supporter protectively reinforced with rigid plastic or metal.

    Category: Clothing

  14. the metal receptacle within a golf hole. the hole itself.

    Category: Sport

  15. (v.t.)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 for cup:

  1. in one's cups,intoxicated; drunk.

    Category: Idiom

  2. one's cup of tea,something suited or attractive to one.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of cup:

bef. 1000; ME, OE cuppe < L cuppa, var. of cūpa tub, cask

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cup(noun)

    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. cup, cupful(noun)

    the quantity a cup will hold

    "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"

  3. cup(noun)

    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(noun)

    a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

  5. cup(noun)

    cup-shaped plant organ

  6. cup(noun)

    a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

  7. cup(noun)

    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. cup, loving cup(verb)

    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"

  9. cup(verb)

    form into the shape of a cup

    "She cupped her hands"

  10. cup(verb)

    put into a cup

    "cup the milk"

  11. cup, transfuse(verb)

    treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cup(noun)ʌp

    a container, often with a handle, for drinking

    a coffee/tea cup; a cup and saucer; paper/plastic cups

  2. cupʌp

    the amount a cup holds

    to drink a cup of coffee

  3. cupʌp

    a unit of measurement in cooking

    Add a cup of sugar.

  4. cupʌp

    used in the name of a competition in which the prize is a large cup

    He hopes to win the Stanley Cup.

Wiktionary

  1. cup(Noun)

    A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass).

    Pour the tea into the cup.

  2. cup(Noun)

    A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.

  3. cup(Noun)

    A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.

    The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament.

  4. cup(Noun)

    A contest for which a cup is awarded.

    The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.

  5. cup(Noun)

    A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.

    The ball just misses the cup.

  6. cup(Noun)

    A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)

    Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.

  7. cup(Noun)

    One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.

    The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material.

  8. cup(Noun)

    The symbol denoting union and similar operations (confer cap.)

  9. cup(Noun)

    A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.

  10. cup(Verb)

    To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands

    Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.

  11. cup(Verb)

    To hold something in cupped hands

    He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.

  12. cup(Noun)

    (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.

  13. cup(Noun)

    A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup.)

  14. Origin: From cuppe, from cuppa, probably a form of cupa, from keup-. Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman cupe, from the same Latin source.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cup(noun)

    a small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like

  2. Cup(noun)

    the contents of such a vessel; a cupful

  3. Cup(noun)

    repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry

  4. Cup(noun)

    that which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion

  5. Cup(noun)

    anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower

  6. Cup(noun)

    a cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping

  7. Cup(verb)

    to supply with cups of wine

  8. Cup(verb)

    to apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping

  9. Cup(verb)

    to make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw

Freebase

  1. Cup

    The cup is a customary unit of measurement for volume, used in cooking to measure liquids and bulk foods such as granulated sugar. Actual cups used in a household in any country may differ from the cup size used for recipes; standard measuring cups, often calibrated in fluid measure and weights of usual dry ingredients as well as in cups, are available. As a result of the fact that the imperial cup is actually out of use and the other definitions differ hardly, the U.S. measuring cups and metric measuring cups may be used as equal in practice. No matter what size cup is used, the ingredients of a recipe measured with the same size cup will have their volumes in the same proportion to one another. The relative amounts to ingredients measured differently may be affected by the definitions used.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CUP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #841

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CUP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #736

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CUP' in Nouns Frequency: #318


Translations for CUP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cup(noun)

a usually round hollow container to hold liquid for drinking, often with a handle

a teacup; a cup of tea.

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