- the metal receptacle within the hole.
- the hole itself.
verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.
- cuomo, mario matthew,
- cup and cover,
- cup biopsy forceps,
- cup coral,
- cup final,
- cup fungus
Origin of cup
Examples from the Web for cups
Mormons sip from cups of water, Catholics from chalices of wine.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In its finest World Cup victory, a valiant U.S. team gets revenge on the country that knocked it out of the last two cups.Stars and Stripes 2, Black Stars 1: Team USA Takes a Win From Ghana|Tunku Varadarajan|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jazz helps sell millions of cups of coffee, but sales of jazz records are in dire need of a caffeine jolt.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
HydrateYou know the drill: 64 ounces, two quarts, eight cups.
Archeological excavations have yielded many examples of ancient Israelite cups and they are made of cheap durable fabrics.Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling|Candida Moss|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cups were filled and the three men sat down in a triangle of chairs before any of them spoke again.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
The butler filled two cups, M. Petrovitch taking the second from the tray as I lifted the first to my lips.The International Spy|Allen Upward
Did the men drink so much as to quarrel in their cups, who was so handy to plaister up the broken heads as Mr Cophagus?Japhet, In Search Of A Father|Frederick Marryat
The latter was dressed in strict racing costume, and had at the last races at Cawnpore won two or three cups for the Rajah.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
These cups are remarkable, being carved from a very handsome brown striped satin-wood.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
- 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