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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cup n.
 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.
 2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
    Give me a cup of sack, boy.   --Shak.
 3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
    Thence from cups to civil broils.   --Milton.
 4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
    O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.   --Matt. xxvi. 39.
 5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
    The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.   --Shenstone.
 6. Med. A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
 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.