cupped

[ kuhpt ]
/ kʌpt /

adjective

hollowed out like a cup; cup-shaped.

Origin of cupped

First recorded in 1790–1800; cup + -ed3
Related formsun·cupped, adjective

Definition for cupped (2 of 2)

cup

[ kuhp ]
/ kʌp /

noun

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

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 cupped (1 of 2)

cupped

/ (kʌpt) /

adjective

hollowed like a cup; concave

British Dictionary definitions for cupped (2 of 2)

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 cupped

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 cupped

cup


In addition to the idiom beginning with cup

  • cup of tea, one's

also see:

  • in one's cups
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