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Cup (kŭp), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. k&ū;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 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.
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2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
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Give me a cup of sack, boy. Shak.
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3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
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Thence from cups to civil broils. Milton.
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4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
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O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Matt. xxvi. 39.
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5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
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The cowslip's golden cup no more I see. Shenstone.
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6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
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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.
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Cup, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped (kŭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.] 1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]
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Cup us, till the world go round. Shak.
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2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
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3. (Mech.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
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