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EnglishEdit

 
A cup of tea.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cuppe, coppe, from Old English cuppe (cup), from Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (tub), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman cupe, from the same Latin source. Compare Saterland Frisian Kop (cup), West Frisian kop, Dutch kop (cup), German Low German Koppke, Köppke (cup), German Kopf (head; top), Danish kop, Swedish kopp.

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NounEdit

cup (plural cups)

  1. A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.
    • 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
      [] a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain [] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate [] “stateless income”: [] . In Starbucks’s case, the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
    Pour the tea into the cup.
  2. The contents of said vessel; a cupful.
    I drank two cups of water but still felt thirsty.
  3. A customary unit of measure
    1. (US) A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (1/16 of a US gallon; 236.5882365 mL) or 240 mL.
    2. (Canada) A Canadian unit of measure equal to 8 imperial ounces (1/20 imperial gallon; 227.3 mL) or 250 mL.
    3. (Britain, dated) A British unit of measure equal to 0.5 imperial pints (10 imperial ounces; 284 mL) or 300mL.
  4. A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. [] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
    The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament.
  5. A contest for which a cup is awarded.
    The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.
  6. (association football) The main knockout tournament in a country, organised alongside the league.
    • 2002, Rob Dimery, Peter Watts, Guinness world records, Gullane Children's Books ISBN 9780851121475
      Until it was disbanded in 1999, the European Cup-Winners Cup was contested annually by the winners of Europe's national cups.
    • 2011, Michael Grant, Rob Robertson, The Management: Scotland's Great Football Bosses, Birlinn ISBN 9780857900845
      Wallace had the unique distinction of being the only player ever to play in the English, Welsh and Scottish Cups in the same season.
    • 2014, Martí Perarnau, Pep Confidential: Inside Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich, Birlinn ISBN 9780857908179
      One week earlier, they had lost 5-2 to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal [the German cup] final in Berlin.
  7. (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
    The ball just misses the cup.
  8. (US, Canada) A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)
    Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.
  9. One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.
    The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material.
  10. (mathematics) The symbol   denoting union and similar operations (confer cap).
  11. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  12. (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
  13. A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup).
  14. Anything shaped like a cup.
    the cup of an acorn
    • Shenstone
      The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
  15. (medicine, historical) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  16. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
    • Bible, Matthew xxvi. 39
      O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.

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VerbEdit

cup (third-person singular simple present cups, present participle cupping, simple past and past participle cupped)

  1. (transitive) To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.
    Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.
  2. (transitive) To hold something in cupped hands.
    He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To supply with cups of wine.
    • Shakespeare
      Cup us, till the world go round.
  4. (transitive, surgery, archaic) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
  5. (transitive, engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.
    to cup the end of a screw

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AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Albanian *tˢupa, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuh₁-po- (compare Sanskrit शोफ (śópha, swelling)), from *ḱuh₁- (to swell up).

AdjectiveEdit

cup m (feminine cupe)

  1. odd (not even)
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Etymology 2Edit

Variant of sup.

NounEdit

cup ?

  1. shoulder

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput. Compare Italian capo, Romanian cap, Spanish cabo.

NounEdit

cup m

  1. head

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑp/
  • Hyphenation: cup

NounEdit

cup

  1. cup (contest)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of cup (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cup cupit
genitive cupin cupien
partitive cupia cupeja
illative cupiin cupeihin
singular plural
nominative cup cupit
accusative nom. cup cupit
gen. cupin
genitive cupin cupien
partitive cupia cupeja
inessive cupissa cupeissa
elative cupista cupeista
illative cupiin cupeihin
adessive cupilla cupeilla
ablative cupilta cupeilta
allative cupille cupeille
essive cupina cupeina
translative cupiksi cupeiksi
instructive cupein
abessive cupitta cupeitta
comitative cupeineen

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

cup

  1. rafsi of clupa.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English cup (trophy)

NounEdit

cup m (definite singular cupen, indefinite plural cuper, definite plural cupene)

  1. (sports) cup (trophy; the competition culminating in the winning of the trophy)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cup (trophy)

NounEdit

cup m (definite singular cupen, indefinite plural cupar, definite plural cupane)

  1. (sports) cup (as above)

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