Meaning of CUP in English

■ noun

1》 a small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically with a handle.

↘ chiefly N. Amer. a measure of capacity used in cookery, equal to half a US pint (0.237 litre).

↘(in church use) a chalice used at the Eucharist.

↘( ~s ) one of the suits in a tarot pack.

2》 a ~-shaped trophy, usually made of gold or silver and having a stem and two handles, awarded as a prize in a sports contest.

↘a contest in which the winners are awarded a ~.

3》 either of the two parts of a bra shaped to contain or support one breast.

4》 Golf the hole on a putting green or the metal container in it.

5》 a long mixed drink made from wine or cider and fruit juice.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped )

1》 form (one's hand or hands) into the curved shape of a ~.

↘place one's curved hand or hands around.

2》 Medicine, historical bleed (someone) by using a glass in which a partial vacuum is formed by heating.


in one's ~s informal drunk.

not one's ~ of tea informal not what one likes or is interested in.


~ful noun ( plural ~fuls ).


OE: from pop. L. ~pa , prob. from L. ~a 'tub'.

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