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Meaning & Definition of Cup in English

English

Cup

/kəp/

noun

1. A small open container usually used for drinking

  • Usually has a handle
  • "He put the cup back in the saucer"
  • "The handle of the cup was missing"
    synonym:
  • cup

2. The quantity a cup will hold

  • "He drank a cup of coffee"
  • "He borrowed a cup of sugar"
    synonym:
  • cup
  • ,
  • cupful

3. Any cup-shaped concavity

  • "Bees filled the waxen cups with honey"
  • "He wore a jock strap with a metal cup"
  • "The cup of her bra"
    synonym:
  • cup

4. A united states liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

    synonym:
  • cup

5. Cup-shaped plant organ

    synonym:
  • cup

6. A punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

    synonym:
  • cup

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

  • "He swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"
  • "Put the flag back in the cup"
    synonym:
  • cup

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

  • "The school kept the cups is a special glass case"
    synonym:
  • cup
  • ,
  • loving cup

verb

1. Form into the shape of a cup

  • "She cupped her hands"
    synonym:
  • cup

2. Put into a cup

  • "Cup the milk"
    synonym:
  • cup

3. Treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

    synonym:
  • cup
  • ,
  • transfuse

Examples of using

I'd like to drink a cup of tea.
Would you like me to get you a cup of coffee?
Would you like me to get you a cup of coffee?