Cup

Definition of Cup

Pronunciation: kŭpt
n.1.A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like.
2.The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
Give me a cup of sack, boy.
- Shak.
3.Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
Thence from cups to civil broils.
- Milton.
4.That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.
- Matt. xxvi. 39.
5.Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
- Shenstone.
6.(Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
Cup and ball
a familiar toy of children, having a cup on the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is attached by a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the cup; bilboquet.
Cup and can
familiar companions.
- Milman.
Dry cup
(Med.) a cup used for dry or wet cupping. See under Cupping.
To be in one's cups
to be drunk.
v. t.1.To supply with cups of wine.
[imp. & p. p. Cupped (kŭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.]
Cup us, till the world go round.
- Shak.
2.(Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
3.(Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

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