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  1. cup
    IPA[kəp]
  2. noun

    • 1. a small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle.

    • 2. the contents of a cup:

      a strong cup of tea
    • 3. a measure of capacity used in cooking, equal to half a pint—that is, 8 ounces (0.237 l):

      one cup of butter
    • 4. (in church use) a chalice used at the Eucharist:

      Latin was replaced by the vernacular, and the cup was offered to the laity
    • 5. one of the suits in a tarot pack.

    • 6. an ornamental trophy in the form of a cup, usually made of gold or silver and having a stem and two handles, awarded as a prize in a contest.

      Synonym : trophy, chalice, award, prize
    • 7. a contest in which an ornamental trophy in the form of a cup is awarded:

      playing in the Cup is the best thing ever
    • 8. a cup-shaped thing.

    • 9. either of the two parts of a bra shaped to contain or support one breast:

      she had grown from an A to a C cup in just six months
    • 10. a jockstrap having a protective reinforcement of rigid plastic or metal.

    • 11. the hole on a putting green, or the metal container in it:

      the ball bounced out of the cup
    • 12. a receptacle forming part of a liquidizer.

    • 13. a mixed drink made from fruit juices and typically containing wine or cider:

      the bars offered large glasses of white wine cup a non-alcoholic fruit cup
      Synonym : punch, drink, mixed drink

    verb

    • 1. form (one's hand or hands) into the curved shape of a cup:

      “Hey!” Dad shouted, with his hands cupped around his mouth
    • 2. place the curved hand or hands around:

      he cupped her face in his hands
    • 3. bleed (someone) by using a glass in which a partial vacuum is formed by heating:

      Dr. Ross ordered me to be cupped
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cup, plural noun: cups

    • v.: verb: cup, 3rd person present: cups, gerund or present participle: cupping, past tense: cupped, past participle: cupped

    • noun

      a small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle.

      the contents of a cup:

    • verb

      form (one's hand or hands) into the curved shape of a cup:

      place the curved hand or hands around:

    • abbreviation

      Cambridge University Press.

      Cuban peso(s).

    • noun

      (in Chinese medicine) a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy.
    • noun

      (in Chinese medicine) a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction and believed to stimulate the flow of energy.
    • noun

      a sports competition between teams from several countries, in particular an international soccer tournament held every four years.

      a trophy awarded in a sports competition between teams from several countries.

    • noun

      the final match in a sports competition in which the winners are awarded a cup.
    • noun

      a bowl-shaped part of a pair of headphones that covers the ear:
    • noun

      a small brightly colored solitary coral with tentacles that end in small knobs, sometimes found in colder seas.
    • a trophy awarded annually to the ice hockey team that wins the championship in the National Hockey League.
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