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English definition


  • 1. a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

  • 2. the quantity a cup will hold;

    • "he drank a cup of coffee"
    • "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
  • 3. a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle;

    • "he put the cup back in the saucer"
    • "the handle of the cup was missing"
  • 4. a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition;

    • "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
  • 5. any cup-shaped concavity;

    • "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"
    • "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"
    • "the cup of her bra"
  • 6. the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green;

    • "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"
    • "put the flag back in the cup"
  • 7. a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

  • 8. cup-shaped plant organ


  • 1. form into the shape of a cup;

    • "She cupped her hands"
  • 2. put into a cup;

    • "cup the milk"
  • 3. treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Example sentences

  • Where was the 1998 World Cup held?

  • They always had a cup of cocoa last thing at night.

  • There's a chip in this cup.

  • She caught the insect by inverting her cup over it.

  • The cup was taken away by Xiao Li.

  • The cup of coffee was steaming.

  • He cupped his cold hands round the cup of hot chocolate.

  • He set a cup on the table.

  • I had a cup of tea and a bun at four o'clock.

  • This table marks very easily; don't put the hot cup on it.

  • a cup of insipid coffee

  • Mind that cup, you clumsy oaf!

  • a cup of hot sweet tea

  • The next Rugby World Cup will take place in three years' time.

  • My wife was tucked up in bed with her cup of cocoa.

  • We could all do with a cup of tea.

  • The team failed to qualify for the African Nations Cup finals.

  • There's nothing better than a good cup of hot coffee.

  • We're still in the hunt for the League title and we want to go all the way in the Cup.

  • If the teat enters the cup, the suction of the milking machine ensures that it becomes attached.

  • Fans who make trouble during the World Cup will be severely dealt with.

  • Southampton had somehow managed to pull another Cup victory out of the hat.

  • England's World Cup hero is determined to play through the pain barrier.

  • Aston Villa have drawn a Czech team in the first round of the UEFA Cup.

  • The One Australia syndicate is to become the sixth challenger for the 1995 Americas Cup.

  • How about a cup of coffee?

  • Gooch last night pointed to their bowling as the key to World Cup success.

  • As it says in the Bible, my cup is running over. Talking of which, I must get you a cup of tea.

Phrase collocation

  • in one's cups


  • not one's cup of tea

    (informal)not what one likes or is interested in

    • cats were not her cup of tea.

  • cup of tea

    Something that one excels in or enjoys

    • Opera is not my cup of tea.

    A matter to be reckoned or dealt with

    • Recreational sport is relaxing. Professional sport is another cup of tea altogether.

  • in (one's) cups

    Intoxicated; drunk.

Synonym discrimination

  • cup, glass, mug

Meaning of cup

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