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CUP (cupped, cupping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cup mean? 

CUP (noun)
  The noun CUP has 8 senses:

1. a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
2. the quantity a cup will hold
3. a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
4. a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition
5. any cup-shaped concavity
6. the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
7. a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
8. cup-shaped plant organ

  Familiarity information: CUP used as a noun is common.


CUP (verb)
  The verb CUP has 3 senses:

1. form into the shape of a cup
2. put into a cup
3. treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

  Familiarity information: CUP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUP (noun)


Sense 1cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

United States liquid unit (a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System)

Meronyms (parts of "cup"):

gill (a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces)

Holonyms ("cup" is a part of...):

pint (a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart)


Sense 2cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity a cup will hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

cupful; cup

Context examples:

he drank a cup of coffee / he borrowed a cup of sugar

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 3cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

he put the cup back in the saucer / the handle of the cup was missing

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

crockery; dishware (tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cup"):

beaker (a cup (usually without a handle))

teacup (a cup from which tea is drunk)

scyphus (an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base)

moustache cup; mustache cup (a drinking cup with a bar inside the rim to keep a man's mustache out of the drink)

measuring cup (graduated cup used for measuring ingredients)

cylix; kylix (a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece)

grace cup (cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal)

Dixie cup; drinking cup; paper cup (a disposable cup made of paper; for holding drinks)

coffee cup (a cup from which coffee is drunk)

chalice; goblet (a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup)


Sense 4cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

loving cup; cup

Context example:

the school kept the cups is a special glass case

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

prize; trophy (something given as a token of victory)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cup"):

Davis Cup (cup awarded for the annual international team tennis competition)


Sense 5cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any cup-shaped concavity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context examples:

bees filled the waxen cups with honey / he wore a jock strap with a metal cup / the cup of her bra

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)


Sense 6cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away / put the flag back in the cup

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

hole (an opening deliberately made in or through something)


Sense 7cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

punch (an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cup"):

champagne cup (a punch containing a sparkling wine)

claret cup (a punch made of claret and brandy with lemon juice and sugar and sometimes sherry or curacao and fresh fruit)


Sense 8cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cup-shaped plant organ

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("cup" is a kind of...):

plant organ (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cup"):

acorn cup; cupule (cup-shaped structure of hardened bracts at the base of an acorn)


CUP (verb)


Sense 1cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form into the shape of a cup

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She cupped her hands

Hypernyms (to "cup" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into a cup

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

cup the milk

Hypernyms (to "cup" is one way to...):

enclose; inclose; insert; introduce; put in; stick in (introduce)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3cup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

cup; transfuse

Hypernyms (to "cup" is one way to...):

care for; treat (provide treatment for)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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