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Definitions of cup

  1. form into the shape of a cup; " She cupped her hands"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
  6. cup- shaped plant organ
  7. a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
  8. the quantity a cup will hold; " he drank a cup of coffee"; " he borrowed a cup of sugar"
  9. 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"
  10. treat by cupping
  11. treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
  12. put into a cup; " cup the milk"
  13. 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.
  14. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
  15. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
  16. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
  17. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
  18. A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  19. To supply with cups of wine.
  20. To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
  21. To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
  22. A cock or cup containing grease, to serve as a lubricator.
  23. A small drinking vessel; something shaped like a cup; in golf, a small hole in the course.
  24. 1. An excavated or cup- shaped structure, either anatomical or pathological. 2. A cupping- glass. 3. To apply a cupping- glass.
  25. A vessel used to contain liquid: a drinking- vessel: the liquid contained in a cup: that which we must receive or undergo: afflictions: blessings.
  26. To extract blood from the body by means of cupping- glasses from which the air has been exhausted:- pr. p. cupping; pa. p. cupped.
  27. A small drinking- vessel; anything shaped like a cup.
  28. To bleed by exhausted receivers placed over cuts in the skin.
  29. To draw blood under an exhausted cup.
  30. To shape like or place in a cup.
  31. A small drinking vessel, or its contents; one's lot.
  32. A vessel to drink out of; the liquor contained in it; the joy or sorrow in one's lot, given, as it were, to drink; anything hollow like a cup; a cupping- glass; a drinking entertainment.
  33. Any structure resembling a cup.
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Usage examples for cup

  1. And then she heard Tattine say, " A cup of water to two pounds, isn't it?" – Tattine by Ruth Ogden
  2. As usual, when she wanted a serious talk with the colonel, she waited till the time when his attention would be turned from his book to his cup of tea. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  3. If it was even a cup of tea, he said, it would be better than nothing. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  4. He drank again from the cup. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  5. He even handed a cup to his enemy. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  6. Would you like a cup of tea made for you? – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. Ah, her cup shall then Be filled indeed! – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
  8. The lad stopped a moment and took a pull at his cup, and a murmur of talk broke out in the room. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. When he had adjusted it to his satisfaction he turned back to Wilbur and lifted his cup. – The Eye of Wilbur Mook by H. B. Hickey
  10. I surely deserve a cup of tea for that, don't I? – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  11. Don't you want a cup o' tea? – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  12. As for Miss Sally, her cup of happiness was almost full. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. They shall make you a cup of tea." – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. A quarter of an hour later I was in the drawing- room drinking a cup of tea. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. It is a bitter thing for a man to go hungry for love, when a woman has promised to hold the cup of joy to his lips. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  16. Yet the joke was successful in its way, because there was no more tea, and therefore Harold had to go without a third cup. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  17. He had been in the office with Uncle Joseph all the afternoon, and at five o'clock he came in here for a cup of tea with me. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  18. We mustn't waste the tea, you know, lad; and I won't have a cup- no, I won't. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  19. May I order a cup of black coffee? – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. He set it down by his coffee- cup. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
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