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NOUN (8)

1. a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle;
- Example: "he put the cup back in the saucer"
- Example: "the handle of the cup was missing"

2. the quantity a cup will hold;
- Example: "he drank a cup of coffee"
- Example: "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
[syn: cup, cupful]

3. any cup-shaped concavity;
- Example: "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"
- Example: "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"
- Example: "the cup of her bra"

4. a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces;

5. cup-shaped plant organ;

6. a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl;

7. the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green;
- Example: "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"
- Example: "put the flag back in the cup"

8. a 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"
[syn: cup, loving cup]


VERB (3)

1. form into the shape of a cup;
- Example: "She cupped her hands"

2. put into a cup;
- Example: "cup the milk"

3. treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin;
[syn: cup, transfuse]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crater \Cra"ter\ (kr[=a]"t[~e]r), n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. [,c]r[imac] to mix, [,c]ir to cook, [,c]r[=a] to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.] 1. The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a bomb, shell, or mine. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cup \Cup\ (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. Coop, Cupola, Cowl a water vessel, and Cob, Coif, Cop.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful. [1913 Webster] Give me a cup of sack, boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry. [1913 Webster] Thence from cups to civil broils. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion. [1913 Webster] O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. --Matt. xxvi. 39. [1913 Webster] 5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower. [1913 Webster] The cowslip's golden cup no more I see. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster] 6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping. [1913 Webster] Cup and ball, a familiar toy of children, having a cup on the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is attached by a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the cup; bilboquet. --Milman. Cup and can, familiar companions. Dry cup, Wet cup (Med.), a cup used for dry or wet cupping. See under Cupping. To be in one's cups, to be drunk. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cup \Cup\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.] 1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cup us, till the world go round. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cup n 1: 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" 2: the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar" [syn: cup, cupful] 3: 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" 4: a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces 5: cup-shaped plant organ 6: a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl 7: 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" 8: 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" [syn: cup, loving cup] v 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 [syn: cup, transfuse]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

172 Moby Thesaurus words for "cup": Friday, Friday the thirteenth, Old Mug, alveolation, alveolus, antrum, appointed lot, arch, armpit, astral influences, astrology, bail, barrow, basin, bays, beaker, blackjack, bleed, book of fate, boundary stone, bowl, brass, bucket, bust, cairn, cave, cave in, cavity, cenotaph, chalice, chaplet, civic crown, coffee cup, column, concave, concavity, constellation, crater, cromlech, cross, crown, crypt, cyclolith, decant, depression, destination, destiny, dies funestis, dip, dish, dish out, dish up, dolmen, doom, eggcup, end, fatality, fate, fold, follicle, footstone, foredoom, fork, fortune, funnel chest, future, garland, give a transfusion, glass, goblet, grave, gravestone, headstone, highball glass, hoarstone, hole, hollow, hollow out, hollow shell, horn, ides of March, incurve, inevitability, inscription, jigger, kismet, lacuna, ladle, laurel, laurels, leech, let blood, lot, loving cup, marker, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, moira, monolith, monument, mound, mug, necrology, noggin, obelisk, obituary, palm, palms, perfuse, phlebotomize, pillar, pit, planets, plaque, pocket, pony, portion, pot, pour, prize, punch bowl, pyramid, reliquary, remembrance, retire, retreat, ribbon, rostral column, schooner, schooper, scoop, shaft, shell, shot glass, shovel, shrine, sink, sinus, socket, spade, spoon, stars, stein, stela, stone, stupa, tablet, tankard, tassie, teacup, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, transfuse, trophy, trough, tumbler, unlucky day, vug, weird, wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, wineglass, wreath
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Cup a wine-cup (Gen. 40:11, 21), various forms of which are found on Assyrian and Egyptian monuments. All Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold (1 Kings 10: 21). The cups mentioned in the New Testament were made after Roman and Greek models, and were sometimes of gold (Rev. 17:4). The art of divining by means of a cup was practiced in Egypt (Gen. 44:2-17), and in the East generally. The "cup of salvation" (Ps. 116:13) is the cup of thanksgiving for the great salvation. The "cup of consolation" (Jer. 16:7) refers to the custom of friends sending viands and wine to console relatives in mourning (Prov. 31:6). In 1 Cor. 10:16, the "cup of blessing" is contrasted with the "cup of devils" (1 Cor. 10:21). The sacramental cup is the "cup of blessing," because of blessing pronounced over it (Matt. 26:27; Luke 22:17). The "portion of the cup" (Ps. 11:6; 16:5) denotes one's condition of life, prosperous or adverse. A "cup" is also a type of sensual allurement (Jer. 51:7; Prov. 23:31; Rev. 17:4). We read also of the "cup of astonishment," the "cup of trembling," and the "cup of God's wrath" (Ps. 75:8; Isa. 51:17; Jer. 25:15; Lam. 4:21; Ezek. 23:32; Rev. 16:19; comp. Matt. 26:39, 42; John 18:11). The cup is also the symbol of death (Matt. 16:28; Mark 9:1; Heb. 2:9).