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Definition of CUP

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Crater \Cra"ter\ (kr[=a]"t[~e]r), n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. [,c]r[imac] to mix, [,c]ir to cook, [,c]r[=a] to cook. Cf. {Grail}, in Holy Grail.]
     1. The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a bomb, shell, or mine. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the {Cup}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cup \Cup\ (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.]
     1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like. [1913 Webster]

     2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
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              Give me a cup of sack, boy.           --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry. [1913 Webster]

              Thence from cups to civil broils.     --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion. [1913 Webster]

              O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.                              --Matt. xxvi.
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     5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower. [1913 Webster]

              The cowslip's golden cup no more I see. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping. [1913 Webster]

     {Cup and ball}, a familiar toy of children, having a cup on the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is attached by a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the cup; bilboquet. --Milman.

     {Cup and can}, familiar companions.

     {Dry cup}, {Wet cup} (Med.), a cup used for dry or wet cupping. See under {Cupping}.

     {To be in one's cups}, to be drunk.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cup \Cup\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupped} (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupping}.]
     1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]
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              Cup us, till the world go round.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See {Cupping}. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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172 Moby Thesaurus words for "cup":
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