cup /ˈkəp/ 名詞
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.
Cup, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.]
1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]
Cup us, till the world go round. --Shak.
2. Surg. To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
3. Mech. To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
n 1: a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces
2: the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee";
"he borrowed a cup of sugar" [syn: cupful]
3: 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"
4: 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" [syn: loving cup]
5: 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"
6: 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"
7: a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl
8: cup-shaped plant organ
v 1: form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"
2: put into a cup; "cup the milk"
3: treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin [syn:
[also: cupping, cupped]
a wine-cup (Gen. 40:11, 21), various forms of which are found on
Assyrian and Egyptian monuments. All Solomon's drinking vessels
were of gold (1 Kings 10: 21). The cups mentioned in the New
Testament were made after Roman and Greek models, and were
sometimes of gold (Rev. 17:4).
The art of divining by means of a cup was practiced in Egypt
(Gen. 44:2-17), and in the East generally.
The "cup of salvation" (Ps. 116:13) is the cup of thanksgiving
for the great salvation. The "cup of consolation" (Jer. 16:7)
refers to the custom of friends sending viands and wine to
console relatives in mourning (Prov. 31:6). In 1 Cor. 10:16, the
"cup of blessing" is contrasted with the "cup of devils" (1 Cor.
10:21). The sacramental cup is the "cup of blessing," because of
blessing pronounced over it (Matt. 26:27; Luke 22:17). The
"portion of the cup" (Ps. 11:6; 16:5) denotes one's condition of
life, prosperous or adverse. A "cup" is also a type of sensual
allurement (Jer. 51:7; Prov. 23:31; Rev. 17:4). We read also of
the "cup of astonishment," the "cup of trembling," and the "cup
of God's wrath" (Ps. 75:8; Isa. 51:17; Jer. 25:15; Lam. 4:21;
Ezek. 23:32; Rev. 16:19; comp. Matt. 26:39, 42; John 18:11). The
cup is also the symbol of death (Matt. 16:28; Mark 9:1; Heb.