Cup meaning

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A unit of capacity or volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters).
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The bowl of a drinking vessel.
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The chalice or the wine used in the celebration of the Eucharist.
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A decorative cup-shaped vessel awarded as a prize or trophy.
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A golf hole or the metal container inside a hole.
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Either of the two parts of a brassiere that fit over the breasts.
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An athletic supporter having a protective reinforcement of rigid plastic or metal.
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A sweetened, flavored, usually chilled beverage, especially one made with wine.

Claret cup.

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A dish served in a cup-shaped vessel.

Fruit cup.

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A lot or portion to be suffered or enjoyed.
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A small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking.
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Such a container and its contents.
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A cuplike object.
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A cuplike structure or organ.
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To shape like a cup.

Cup one's hands.

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To place one's curved hand or hands over or around.

Cupped his chin in his hands.

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To subject to the therapeutic procedure of cupping.
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A small, open container for beverages, usually bowl-shaped and with a handle.
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The bowl part of a drinking vessel.
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A cup and its contents.
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The amount a cup holds; cupful: a standard measuring cup holds 8 fluid ounces (c. 237 milliliters) or 16 tablespoons.
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Anything shaped like a cup or bowl.
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An ornamental, usually metal, cup with a stem and base, given as a prize.
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One's portion, share, or allotment.

His cup of happiness was full.

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Something served as in a cup.
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Either of two sections of a bra, each of which supports a breast.
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A padded, hard-plastic protective device worn over the genitals by a male athlete.
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Any cuplike organ or structure.
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The container set in the hole sunk into the green, into which the ball drops.
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A small glass bowl or similar object used in cupping.
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The chalice containing the wine at Communion.
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The wine.
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To curve or shape into a rounded, cuplike form.

To cup one's hands.

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To hold by or as by enclosing with the hand or hands.
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To treat with or subject to cupping.
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A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.

Pour the tea into the cup.

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A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.
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A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.

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

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A contest for which a cup is awarded.

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

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(golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.

The ball just misses the cup.

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

Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.

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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.

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(mathematics) The symbol denoting union and similar operations (confer cap).
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A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
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(ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
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A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup).
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Anything shaped like a cup.

The cup of an acorn.

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(medicine, historical) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
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That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
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To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.

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

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To hold something in cupped hands.

He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.

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(surgery, archaic) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
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(engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.

To cup the end of a screw.

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Origin of cup

From Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (“tub”), from Proto-Indo-European *keup- (“a hollow”). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman cupe, from the same Latin source.