Origin of cupped
- the metal receptacle within the hole.
- the hole itself.
verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.
Origin of cup
Related Words for cuppedsunken, depressed, void, vaulted, curved, cleft, notched, arched, dimpled, excavated, pitted, striated, chance, portion, doom, end, lot, cup, ending, preordain
Examples from the Web for cupped
Contemporary Examples of cupped
I cupped my searing left cheek in my hand as I sobbed, muffling my mouth with the other so not to wake my daughter.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.
September 10, 2014
Situated at 5,400 feet, it's encircled by jagged peaks that make you feel you're cupped inside a caldera.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America
Condé Nast Traveler
March 18, 2014
WE BOTH KNOW I CUPPED HIS BALLS, so we exchanged a, 'I know you know I just felt your balls look.'Penis Beakers and Constipated Dolls: What Mothers REALLY Want To Know
October 11, 2013
They cupped each other's hands and shifted their body weight ever-so-slightly.Gays Who Don't Want Gay Marriage
February 26, 2011
"Look at all the paparazzi going wild," he said, and cupped his hand to his mouth.Knowing Bill Cunningham
March 22, 2010
Historical Examples of cupped
She brought it obediently and poured it into his cupped hands.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Forepaugh cupped his hands over his mouth and gave the call.
Jimmy's neighbor had cupped his hand behind his ear and was evidently disappointed.Mixed Faces
Dawes cupped his hands over the plate glass and peered inside.Dream Town
No forger brought these cupped stones in his waistcoat pocket.The Clyde Mystery
- a sporting contest in which a cup is awarded to the winner
- (as modifier)a cup competition
verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)
Word Origin for cup
late 14c., "to draw blood by cupping," from cup (n.). Meaning "to form a cup" is from 1830. Related: Cupped; cupping.
Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa "cup" (source of Italian coppa, Spanish copa, Old French coupe "cup"), from Latin cupa "tub, cask, tun, barrel," from PIE *keup- "a hollow" (cf. Sanskrit kupah "hollow, pit, cave," Greek kype "a kind of ship," Old Church Slavonic kupu, Lithuanian kaupas).
The Late Latin word was borrowed throughout Germanic; cf. Old Frisian kopp "cup, head," Middle Low German kopp "cup," Middle Dutch coppe, Dutch kopje "cup, head." German cognate Kopf now means exclusively "head" (cf. French tête, from Latin testa "potsherd"). Meaning "part of a bra that holds a breast" is from 1938. [One's] cup of tea "what interests one" (1932), earlier used of persons (1908), the sense being "what is invigorating."
In addition to the idiom beginning with cup
- cup of tea, one's
- in one's cups