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Definition of "cupbearer" [cup•bear•er]

  • One who fills and distributes cups of wine, as in a royal household. (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 "cupbearer" in a sentence
  • "His youngest daughter, Hebe, goddess of beauty and youth—sometimes known as the patron goddess of the young bride and an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite—was his cupbearer."
  • "Among the prisoners were Pharaoh's baker and cupbearer."
  • "Can this possibly be the same vibrant woman as the appealingly windswept Hebe, cupbearer to the gods, who here stands, sedate, a society matron in a subdued gown, her hairdo impossibly high, in a lovely garden, plucking blooms from a rosebush, looking off into the distance, whilst her spaniel gazes adoringly at her feet?"