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Cup


CUP, noun [Latin , a little cup ]

1. A small vessel of capacity, used commonly to drink out of. It is usually made of metal; as a silver cup; a tin cup But the name is also given to vessels of like shape used for other purposes. It is usually more deep than wide; but tea-cups and coffee-cups are often exceptions.

2. The contents of a cup; the liquor contained in a cup or that it may contain; as a cup of beer. See 1 Corinthians 11:25.

3. In a scriptural sense, sufferings and afflictions; that which is to be received or endured.

O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Matthew 26:27.

4. Good received; blessings and favors.

My cup runneth over. Psalms 23:5.

Take the cup of salvation, that is, receive the blessings of deliverance and redemption with joy and thanksgiving.

5. Any thing hollow like a cup; as the cup of an acorn. The bell of a flower, and a calyx is called a flower-cup.

6. A glass cup or vessel used for drawing blood in scarification.

CUP and can, familiar companions; the can being the large vessel out of which the cup is filled, and thus the two being constantly associated.

CUPs, in the plural, social entertainment in drinking; merry bout.

Thence from cups to civil broils.

CUP, verb intransitive

1. In surgery, to apply a cupping-glass to procure a discharge of blood from a scarified part of the body.

2. To supply with cups.