cup1 W1S1 [kʌp] n
1¦(for drinking)¦
3¦(amount of liquid/food)¦
4¦(sport competition)¦
5¦(round thing)¦
9 not be your cup of tea
10 in your cups
[: Old English; Origin: cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa, from Latin cupa 'barrel']
a small round container, usually with a handle, that you use to drink tea, coffee etc
Mathew picked up the cup and sipped his coffee.
She put her cup and saucer down on the table.
tea/coffee cup
Helen took the coffee cups into the kitchen.
paper/plastic/china etc cup
They drank cheap wine from plastic cups.
2.) ¦(DRINK)¦
the liquid contained inside a cup
cup of
Let's go and have a cup of coffee.
Will you stay for a cup of tea?
Would you like another cup?
a) a unit used in the US for measuring food or liquid in cooking, equal to eight ↑fluid ounces or 237 ↑millilitres
Mix the butter with 1 cup of powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
b) also cupful [ˈkʌpful]
the amount of liquid or food that a cup can hold
Breakfast consisted of half a cup of milk and a dry biscuit.
a specially shaped silver container, often with two handles, that is given as a prize in a competition, especially a sports competition
The president of the club came to present the cup to the winners.
b) [singular]
a sports competition in which a cup is given as a prize
They've won the European Cup twice.
Germany's World Cup team
something round and hollow that is shaped like a cup
The flowers' white petals contrast handsomely with their lemon-yellow cups.
acorn cups
cup of
She held it in the cup of her hand.
6.) ¦(GOLF)¦ AmE
a hole in the ground that you have to try to hit the ball into in the game of golf
7.) ¦(CLOTHING)¦
a) the part of a ↑bra that covers a woman's breast
b) AmE a ↑jockstrap
8.) ¦(ALCOHOL)¦ [U and C]
BrE a mixed alcoholic drink
He's gone to get me some fruit cup .
a glass of champagne cup
9.) not be your cup of tea
spoken to not be the type of thing that you like
Jazz just isn't my cup of tea - I prefer classical music.
10.) in your cups
BrE old-fashioned drunk, or when drunk
By the time Anthony arrived, Richard was already deep in his cups .
cup 2
cup2 past tense and past participle cupped present participle cupping
v [T]
1.) to hold something in your hands, so that your hands form part of a circle around it
He cupped her face in his hands and kissed her.
Luke was sitting at his desk, one hand cupping his chin .
2.) cup your hand(s)
to make a shape like a cup with your hand or hands
He struck a match and cupped his hand around the flame.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cup — (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup — (englisch Tasse) bezeichnet: Cup (Raummaß), ein angloamerikanisches Raummaß für Flüssigkeiten Körbchengröße als Bestandteil der Größenangabe für Büstenhalter Cup Dämpfer, einen Dämpfer für Blechblasinstrumente eine schalenförmige Vertiefung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cup — [kap], der; s, s: a) Pokal als Preis für den Sieger eines sportlichen Wettkampfs: nach dem Gewinn der Meisterschaft küssten alle den gewonnenen Cup. b) sportlicher Wettkampf, Wettbewerb mit einem Pokal als Preis für den Sieger: der Cup für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cup — cup; cup·fer·ron; cup·ful; cup·less; cup·man; cup·pen; cup·py; cup·stone; tea·cup·ful; cup·pa; cup·board; hic·cup; cup·pin; …   English syllables

  • Cup — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. CUP, sigle composé des trois lettres C, U et P, peut faire référence à : Code universel des produits, pour l utilisation des code barres dans la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cup — [kup] n. [ME & OE cuppe < LL cuppa, altered < L cupa, tub < IE * keup , a hollow < base * keu , to bend, arch > COOMB, HUMP] 1. a small, open container for beverages, usually bowl shaped and with a handle 2. the bowl part of a… …   English World dictionary

  • cup — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}wykrz. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} wyraz oddający stłumiony, tępy odgłos powstający przy uderzeniu; najczęściej powtarzany dla naśladowania rytmicznych uderzeń (np. w połączeniu łup cup);… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • cup — ► NOUN 1) a small bowl shaped container for drinking from. 2) a cup shaped trophy, usually with a stem and two handles, awarded as a prize in a sports contest. 3) a sports contest in which the winner is awarded a cup. 4) chiefly N. Amer. a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cup — Cup, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupped} (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupping}.] 1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cup us, till the world go round. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup — Sm Siegespokal erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. cup Tasse, Trinkgefäß, Pokal , aus spl. cuppa (Kopf). Da solche Pokale besonders bei Wettkämpfen nach der Regel Sieger gegen Sieger als Preis ausgesetzt wurden, bezeichnet das Wort… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • CUP — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CUP puede referirse a: Cambridge University Press, una editorial inglesa; Candidaturas de Unidad Popular, unas candidaturas catalanas independentistas y de izquierdas que operan en el ámbito municipal de la Comunidad …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”