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English noun: cup

1. cup (artifact) a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle


SamplesHe put the cup back in the saucer.
The handle of the cup was missing.


Broader (hypernym)container, crockery, dishware


Narrower (hyponym)beaker, chalice, coffee cup, cylix, Dixie cup, goblet, grace cup, kylix, moustache cup, mustache cup, paper cup, scyphus, teacup

2. cup (quantity) the quantity a cup will hold


SamplesHe drank a cup of coffee.
He borrowed a cup of sugar.


Synonymscupful


Broader (hypernym)containerful

3. cup (shape) any cup-shaped concavity


SamplesBees filled the waxen cups with honey.
He wore a jock strap with a metal cup.
The cup of her bra.


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

4. cup (quantity) a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces


Broader (hypernym)United States liquid unit


Part holonymgill


Part meronympint

5. cup (plant) cup-shaped plant organ


Broader (hypernym)plant organ


Narrower (hyponym)acorn cup, cupule

6. cup (food) a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl


Broader (hypernym)punch


Narrower (hyponym)champagne cup, claret cup

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


SamplesHe swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away.
Put the flag back in the cup.


Broader (hypernym)hole

8. cup (artifact) a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition


SamplesThe school kept the cups is a special glass case.


Synonymsloving cup


Broader (hypernym)prize, trophy


Narrower (hyponym)Davis Cup


English verb: cup

1. cup (change) form into the shape of a cup


SamplesShe cupped her hands.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

2. cup (change) put into a cup


SamplesCup the milk.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

3. cup (body) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin


Synonymstransfuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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