A set of metal measuring cups.
The definition of a measuring cup is a tool used to assist you in ensuring you have the right quantity of something.
An example of a measuring cup is a small metal container which will hold exactly 1/3 of a cup of some substance.
- a standard cup, usually one holding either 8 oz or 16 oz, with marks to show fractional amounts and with a lip for pouring, used to measure ingredients in cooking, esp. liquid ingredients
- a cup for measuring dry ingredients, usually part of a set in graduated sizes including one cup () and , , and of this
(plural measuring cups)
- a kitchen utensil used primarily to measure the volume of liquid or bulk solid cooking ingredients.