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Definition of "cup" []

  • A small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking. (noun)
  • Such a container and its contents. (noun)
  • A unit of capacity or volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • The bowl of a drinking vessel. (noun)
  • The chalice or the wine used in the celebration of the Eucharist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cup" in a sentence
  • "In three of the meals, the kids got an appetizer of carrots — about a ¼ cup portion, about a half-cup portion, and about a ¾-cup portion."
  • "In three of the meals, the kids got an appetizer of carrots—about a ¼ cup portion, about a half-cup portion, and about a ¾-cup portion."
  • ""Ay: but what you don't know, maybe, is that he's been up to Rilla Farm tryin 'to persuade Mrs Bosenna to attend on the Committee-ship an' hand the cup -- his _cup_ -- to the winner.""