• synonyms


[ ahy-kuhp ]
/ ˈaɪˌkʌp /


a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye.

Nearby words

eyeblink, eyebolt, eyebright, eyebrow, eyebrow pencil, eyecup, eyed, eyedness, eyedropper, eyefold, eyeful

Origin of eyecup

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; eye + cup
Also called eye bath. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for eyecup


/ (ˈaɪˌkʌp) /


US and Canadian a small vessel with a rim shaped to fit round the eye, used for applying medicated or cleansing solutions to the eyeballAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): eyebath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for eyecup


[ īkŭp′ ]


A small cup with a rim contoured to fit the socket of the eye, used for applying a liquid medicine or wash to the eye.eye bath eyeglass
optic cup
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