Cup - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kʌp|  American pronunciation of the word cup
Brit.  |kʌp|  British pronunciation of the word cup


- a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
- the quantity a cup will hold(syn: cupful)
- any cup-shaped concavity
- a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
- cup-shaped plant organ
- a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
- the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green
- a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition


- form into the shape of a cup
- put into a cup
- treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin (syn: transfuse)


Would you like another cup of tea?

The winner will take home the cup.

He cupped his hands around his mouth and shouted at us.

I had to cup my hand to my ear in order to hear him.

He cupped his mouth with his hands and shouted at us.

I sat with my chin cupped in my hand.

Think you're winning a cup, Sir.

Jazz just isn't my cup of tea - I prefer classical music.

The dispatcher cupped his hand to my ear and shouted.

Mathew picked up the cup and sipped his coffee.

She put her cup and saucer down on the table.

Helen took the coffee cups into the kitchen.

They drank cheap wine from plastic cups.

Let's go and have a cup of coffee.

Will you stay for a cup of tea?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cup
he/she/it: cups
present participle: cupping
past tense: cupped
past participle: cupped
singular: cup
plural: cups
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