cup

[ kuhp ]
/ kʌp /

noun

verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.

Idioms

    in one's cups, intoxicated; drunk.

Origin of cup

before 1000; Middle English, Old English cuppe < Latin cuppa, variant of cūpa tub, cask
Related formscup·like, adjectiveun·der·cup, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cup

cup

/ (kʌp) /

noun

verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)

Derived Formscuplike, adjective

Word Origin for cup

Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cūpa cask
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Medicine definitions for cup

cup

[ kŭp ]

n.

A cup-shaped structure or organ.
cupping glass
A unit of capacity or volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces.

v.

To subject a person or body part to the therapeutic procedure of cupping.
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Idioms and Phrases with cup

cup


In addition to the idiom beginning with cup

  • cup of tea, one's

also see:

  • in one's cups
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