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Definition of Cup

Cup

  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.
  3. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
  4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
  5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
  6. A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  7. To supply with cups of wine.
  8. To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
  9. To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
  10. A cock or cup containing grease, to serve as a lubricator.

Cup Quotations

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C. S. Lewis

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
Audrey Hepburn

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Maya Angelou

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.
Erma Bombeck
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Cup Translations

cup in Afrikaans is koppie
cup in Danish is kop
cup in Dutch is kopje, kop
cup in Finnish is kuppi
cup in French is tasse
cup in German is Pokal/Tasse, Tasse, Becher, Tasse
cup in Italian is calice, tazza
cup in Norwegian is kopp
cup in Spanish is taza, caliz

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