- the metal receptacle within the hole.
- the hole itself.
verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.
Origin of cup
Related formscup·like, adjectiveun·der·cup, noun
Examples from the Web for cup
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Soak the cranberries in ¾ cup cranberry juice for 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, he says, “Would you like a cup of tea or something?”
The next day, about the same time, he says, again, “Would you like a cup of tea or something?”
By two-thirty on the first afternoon at his house, I long for a cup of coffee but feel awkward about asking.
Take the Cup away from Russia now, and we will have the time for countries to bid afresh for 2018.
Cover with one cup of sugar and then let stand for one-half hour.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
For the life of me, don't give me a cup of cold water to taste, and then dash it from my lips.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
When she has been settled in the warmest corner, and her vitality raised a little by a cup of hot tea, Peggy leaves her.Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
If you come in about four, I'll give you a cup of tea into the bargain.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
Seneschal, let our faithful yeoman have a cup of brandy; it will be more germain to the matter.'Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for cup
- a sporting contest in which a cup is awarded to the winner
- (as modifier)a cup competition
verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)
Derived Formscuplike, adjective
Word Origin for cup
Medicine definitions for cup
Idioms and Phrases with cup
In addition to the idiom beginning with cup
- cup of tea, one's
- in one's cups