HyperDic: cup

English > 11 senses of the word cup:
NOUNartifactcupa small open container usually used for drinking
quantitycup, cupfulthe quantity a cup will hold
shapecupany cup-shaped concavity
quantitycupa United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
plantcupcup-shaped plant organ
foodcupa punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
artifactcupthe hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
artifactcup, loving cupa large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition
VERBchangecupform into the shape of a cup
changecupput into a cup
bodycup, transfusetreat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
cup > pronunciation
Soundskah'p
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle.
Examples
  • "he put the cup back in the saucer"
  • "the handle of the cup was missing"
NarrowerDixie cup, paper cupA disposable cup made of paper
beakerA cup (usually without a handle)
chalice, gobletA bowl-shaped drinking vessel
coffee cupA cup from which coffee is drunk
grace cupcup to be passed around for the final / final toast after a meal / meal
kylix, cylixA shallow drinking cup with two handles
mustache cup, moustache cupA drinking cup with a bar inside the rim to keep a man's mustache out of the drink
scyphusAn ancient Greek drinking cup
teacupA cup from which tea is drunk
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
crockery, dishwaretableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
Spanishcopa, taza
Catalancopa, tassa
Verbscupput into a cup
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe quantity a cup will hold.
Examples
  • "he drank a cup of coffee"
  • "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
Synonymcupful
BroadercontainerfulThe quantity that a container will hold
Spanishcopa, taza
Catalancopa
Verbscupput into a cup
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningAny cup-shaped concavity.
Examples
  • "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"
  • "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"
  • "the cup of her bra"
Broaderconcave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishcopa
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces.
Part ofpintA United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces
PartsgillA United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces
BroaderUnited States liquid unitA liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
Spanishcopa, taza
Catalancopa
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 5, plant
MeaningCup-shaped plant organ.
Narrowercupule, acorn cupCup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
Spanishcopa
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 6, food
MeaningA punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl.
Narrowerchampagne cupA punch containing a sparkling wine
claret cupA punch made of claret and brandy with lemon juice and sugar and sometimes sherry or curacao and fresh fruit
BroaderpunchAn iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green.
Examples
  • "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"
  • "put the flag back in the cup"
BroaderholeAn opening deliberately made in or through something
Spanishhoyo
Catalanforat
English > cup: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition.
Example"the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
Synonymloving cup
NarrowerDavis Cupcup awarded for the annual international team tennis competition
Broadertrophy, prizeSomething given as a token of victory
Spanishcopa, taza
Catalancopa
English > cup: 11 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningform into the shape of a cup.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She cupped her hands"
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishacoparse
English > cup: 11 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningput into a cup.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"cup the milk"
Broaderinsert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduceintroduce
Nounscupa small open container usually used for drinking
cupthe quantity a cup will hold
English > cup: 11 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningtreat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymtransfuse
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishaplicar tazas, transfundir
Nounscuppinga treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface

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