Synonyms of cup


1. cup, crockery, dishware, container

usage: 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"

2. cup, cupful, containerful

usage: the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"

3. cup, concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

usage: 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"

4. cup, United States liquid unit

usage: a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

5. cup, plant organ

usage: cup-shaped plant organ

6. cup, punch

usage: a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

7. cup, hole

usage: 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"

8. cup, loving cup, trophy, prize

usage: 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"


1. cup, shape, form

usage: form into the shape of a cup; "She cupped her hands"

2. cup, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce

usage: put into a cup; "cup the milk"

3. cup, transfuse, treat, care for

usage: treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

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Definition and meaning of cup (Dictionary)