part of speech: noun

definition 1: a small container used for drinking.

definition 2: what a cup holds.

  • Would you like a cup of tea?

definition 3: a unit of measure equal to eight fluid ounces or one half pint

(abbreviated: c)

  • The recipe called for two cups of milk.

definition 4: a fancy metal cup that is given to the winner of a contest or game.

  • The soccer team won a silver cup.


part of speech: verb

inflections: cups, cupping, cupped

definition: to shape into the form of a cup.

  • She cupped her hands.