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Definitions for teacup
ˈtiˌkʌpteacup

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teacup, teacupfulnoun

    as much as a teacup will hold

  2. teacupnoun

    a cup from which tea is drunk

Wiktionary

  1. teacupnoun

    a small cup, with a handle, used for drinking tea; normally sits in a saucer as part of a tea set

    Note: In England, its use has been overtaken by the mug

  2. teacupnoun

    a unit of measure; a teacupful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teacupnoun

    a small cup from which to drink tea

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  1. Teacup

    A teacup is a small cup, with or without a handle, generally a small one that may be grasped with the thumb and one or two fingers. In some lands it is custom to raise the last finger on the hand, or "pinkie" when drinking from a tea cup. It is typically made of a ceramic material. It is usually part of a set, composed of a cup and a matching saucer. These in turn may be part of a tea set in combination with a teapot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl and slop bowl en suite. Teacups are wider and shorter than coffee cups, but not always. Some collectors acquire numerous one-of-a-kind cups with matching saucers. Better teacups typically are of fine white translucent porcelain and can be decorated with floral patterns. They may also memorialize a location, person, or event. Such collectors may also accumulate silver teaspoons. These usually have a decorated enamel insert in the handle with similar themes. The first small cups specifically made for drinking the new beverage tea seen in Europe were exported from the Japanese port of Imari. Tea bowls in the Far East did not have handles, and the first European imitations, made at Meissen, were without handles, too. Countries in East Africa like Eritrea also use the handle-less cups to drink boon which is traditional coffee there.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of teacup in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of teacup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of teacup in a Sentence

  1. Kirby Wright:

    Bone-white driftwood maroons on the sand. Dunes wall in the strand. An island offshore is an overturned teacup. The gulls have abandoned the sea for the roof of the Surf Club.

  2. Douglas Hengel:

    I think it's a tempest in a teacup kind of issue, i don't think the member states will want to change.

  3. Chris Harrison:

    This particular piece of work on the Teacup Galaxy has provided new insight into how the black holes [drive energy] in ordinary galaxies, they appear to be capable of driving jets of charged particles that collide into the gas. You could imagine the ‘jet’ as like a water cannon being driven into a crowd of people - the water cannon collides with the crowd and causes it to break up and disperse rapidly. In this analogy, the crowd represents the gas in the galaxy that is trying to form stars, but is destroyed by the jet.

Images & Illustrations of teacup

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