Meaning of CUP in English

CUP

[cup] n [ME cuppe, fr. OE, fr. LL cuppa cup, alter. of L cupa tub--more at hive] (bef. 12c) 1: an open usu. 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. a: something resembling a cup b: a cup-shaped plant organ c: an athletic supporter reinforced usu. with plastic to provide extra protection to the wearer d: either of two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts e: the metal case inside a hole in golf; also: the hole itself

6: a usu. 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 usu. footed vessel "fruit ~" 9: a symbol indicating the union of two sets--compare cap

7. -- cup.like adj -- in one's cups : drunk

[2]cup vt cupped ; cup.ping (14c) 1: to treat by cupping

2. a: to curve into the shape of a cup "cupped his hands around his mouth" b: to place in or as if in a cup

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.