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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.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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