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noun 
  1. A concave vessel for holding liquid, generally adorned with either a handle or a stem (confer goblet, glass.)
Pour the wine into the .
  1. A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.
  2. A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament.
  1. A contest for which a cup is awarded.
The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.
  1. (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
The ball just misses the .
  1. A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia.
Players of contact sports are advised to wear a .
  1. One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast.
The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material.
  1. (mathematics) The symbol <math>\cup</math> denoting union and similar operations (confer cap.)
  2. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  3. (ultimate frisbee) A defense, defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
  4. A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup.)
Etymology: cuppe, from cuppa, probably a form of cupa, cÅpa "tub", from (PIE.)
  • keup- ("a hollow").



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