Meaning of CUP in English


Pronunciation: ' k ə p

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English cuppe, from Old English, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cupa tub ― more at HIVE

Date: before 12th century

1 : an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel

2 a : a drinking vessel and its contents b : the consecrated wine of the Communion

3 : something that falls to one's lot

4 : an ornamental cup offered as a prize (as in a championship)

5 : something resembling a cup: as a : a cup-shaped plant organ b : an athletic supporter reinforced usually with plastic to provide extra protection to the wearer c : either of two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts d : the metal case inside a hole in golf also : the hole itself

6 : a usually iced beverage resembling punch but served from a pitcher rather than a bowl

7 : a half pint : eight fluid ounces

8 : a food served in a cup-shaped usually footed vessel <a fruit cup >

9 : the symbol U indicating the union of two sets ― compare CAP 7

– cup · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

– in one's cups : DRUNK

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.