Old English cuppe is a borrowing from Late Latin cuppa, itself of obscure origin, but probably from earlier Latin cūpa (“tub, cask”), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (“a hollow”). Old English copp, however, is from Proto-West Germanic *kopp (“round object, bowl, vessel, knoll, summit, crown of the head”), from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gew- (“to bend, curve, arch”) (whence also obsolete English cop (“top, summit, crown of the head”), German Kopf (“top, head”)).
The Middle English word was further reinforced by Anglo-Norman cupe and Old French cope, coupe, from Latin cuppa. Compare also Saterland Frisian Kop (“cup”), West Frisian kop (“cup”), Dutch kop (“cup”), German Low German Koppke, Köppke (“cup”), Danish kop (“cup”), Swedish kopp (“cup”). Doublet of coupe, hive, and keeve.
cup (plural cups)
- A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.
- Pour the tea into the cup.
- The contents of said vessel.
- Synonym: cupful
- I drank two cups of water but still felt thirsty.
- A customary unit of measure
- (US) A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (1⁄16 of a US gallon; 236.5882365 mL) or 240 mL.
- (Canada) A Canadian unit of measure equal to 8 imperial ounces (1⁄20 imperial gallon; 227.3 mL) or 250 mL.
- (UK, dated) A British unit of measure equal to 1⁄2 imperial pint (10 imperial ounces; 284 mL) or 300 mL.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A metric unit of measure equal to 250 mL.
- 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.
- A contest for which a cup is awarded.
- The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.
- (soccer) The main knockout tournament in a country, organised alongside the league.
- 2002, Rob Dimery, Peter Watts, Guinness world records, Gullane Children's Books, →ISBN:
- 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:
- 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:
- One week earlier, they had lost 5-2 to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal [the German cup] final in Berlin.
- (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
- The ball just misses the cup.
- (in combination) Any of various sweetened alcoholic drinks.
- cider cup
- gin cup
- claret cup
- (US, Canada) A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia.
- Synonym: (UK) box
- Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.
- 2000 March 27, Bill Amend, FoxTrot (comic):
- Boys, I thought I told you to let the store tell you what cup size you needed.
- One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast.
- The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material.
- Prefixed with a letter, used as a measurement of bra or breast size.
- (mathematics) The symbol denoting union and similar operations.
- Coordinate term: cap
- (tarot) A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
- (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
- A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction.
- Synonym: suction cup
- Anything shaped like a cup.
- the cup of an acorn
- 1745, William Shenstone, Elegy VIII:
- The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
- 2003, Garrett Hack, The Handplane Book, page 143:
- Even if the parts are thicknessed by machine, check for and plane out any cup with a bench plane.
- (medicine, historical) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
- (figurative) That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion of blessings and afflictions.
- acorn cup
- A cup
- band cup
- cage cup
- canteen cup
- caudle cup
- chirping cup
- chop cup
- coffee cup
- common brown cup
- cup bearer
- cupbearer, cup-bearer
- cup check
- cup cheese
- cup custard
- cup discharger
- cup final
- Cup Final
- cup fungus
- cup gall
- cup holder
- cup lichen
- cup moss
- cup moth
- cup noodles
- cup of coffee
- cup of joe
- cup of tea
- cup o' joe
- cup orchid
- cup plant
- cup shake
- cup size
- cup stacking
- cup that cheers
- cup tie
- cup towel
- Dixie cup
- dixie cup
- egg cup, eggcup
- Faraday cup
- flip cup
- fruit cup
- fuddling cup
- go cup
- go down like a cup of cold sick
- go down like a cup of sick
- golden cup
- huntsman's cup
- keep cup
- league cup
- Little-Master cup
- loving cup
- Magdalen cup
- measuring cup
- menstrual cup
- mini cup
- monkey cup
- moustache cup
- muffin cup
- mustache cup
- Neptune's cup
- optic cup
- paper cup
- parabolic cup
- PB cup
- peanut-butter cup
- peanut butter cup
- Pimm's cup
- pimp cup
- pixie cup
- plastic cup
- queen cup
- queen's cup
- shooter cup
- shot cup
- siphon cup
- sippy cup
- standing cup
- stirrup cup
- super cup
- Tantalus cup
- tea cup
- that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee
- that and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee
- that and twenty-five cents will get you a cup of coffee
- there's many a slip between the cup and the lip
- there's many a slip twixt cup and lip
- there's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip
- wine cup
- world cup
- you can't pour from an empty cup
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- (transitive) To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.
- Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.
- (transitive) To hold something in cupped hands.
- He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.
- (transitive) To pour (a liquid, drink, etc.) into a cup.
- We are cupping some new brands of coffee today.
- (transitive, obsolete) To supply with cups of wine.
- (transitive, surgery, archaic) To apply a cup or cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
- (transitive, engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.
- to cup the end of a screw
cup (feminine cupe)
- odd (not even)
Gheg variant of sup.
cup m (plural cups)
- cup (contest)
|Inflection of cup (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
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- “cup”, in Kielitoimiston sanakirja [Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish] (online dictionary, continuously updated, in Finnish), Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2004–, retrieved 2023-07-02
- “cup” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “cup” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
|Declension of cup|