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Dictionary definition for: Cup

1. (n) a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

2. (v) form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"

3. (n) the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee" "he borrowed a cup of sugar"

4. (v) put into a cup; "cup the milk"

5. (n) a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer" "the handle of the cup was missing"

6. (v) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient''s skin

7. (n) a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"

8. (n) any cup-shaped concavity; "bees filled the waxen cups with honey" "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup" "the cup of her bra"

9. (n) the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green; "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away" "put the flag back in the cup"

10. (n) a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

11. (n) cup-shaped plant organ

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