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cup

1. a unit of capacity used in cooking equal to approximately half a pint, 8 fluid ounces, or about one quarter of a litre
2. a mixed drink with one ingredient as a base, usually served from a bowl
3. Golf the hole or metal container in the hole on a green
4. Christian religion the chalice or the consecrated wine used in the Eucharist

Cup

 

in sports:

(1) Sports competitions conducted, for the most part, in accordance with the Olympic system (whereby the loser is eliminated from further competition) and principally for sports where the participants are in direct opposition to each other.

International cups include world cups (for example, the Davis Cup, established in 1900, which is the unofficial world championship in tennis), intercontinental cups (the soccer cup that has been competed for since 1960 by the strongest clubs from Europe and the Americas), and continental cups (for example, the European championship cups in basketball, soccer, and hockey, most of which were established in the 1950’s and 1960’s). Cups are also held in individual countries (in the USSR in 1973 there were cups in 25 sports; the first was for soccer, dating back to 1936). One of the oldest is the Stanley Cup, awarded to the best professional hockey team of Canada and the USA (since 1892).

Sometimes the term “cup” is used for team or individual competitions conducted in accordance with different systems (round-robin, mixed, etc.)—for example, the World Cup for volleyball (since 1965) and the European cups for gymnastics (since 1955) and track and field (since 1965).

(2) A prize, as a rule, a challenge cup, which is awarded to the winner of competitions (either a team or an individual athlete).

What does it mean when you dream about a cup?

In psychoanalysis, a cup is a symbol of the female and female sexuality. Alternatively, an empty cup can represent receptiveness.

cup

[kəp]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical part with only one end open.
(engineering)
A low spot forming on a tool joint shoulder as a result of wobbling.
(mathematics)
The symbol ∪, which indicates the union of two sets.
(metallurgy)
Sheet metal part formed during the first deep-drawing operation.

Cup

[kəp]
(astronomy)

cup

1. The deviation of the face of a board from a plane.
2. A metal insert in a countersunk screw hole.
References in classic literature ?
I tell you I found the poison in one of the coffee cups.
Well, well," said Fisher, amiably, "I dare say you are right; but I should just like to have a look at the library and the coffee cups.
Hold the cup, Dick [Aside to DICK, giving him the cup].
Hold the cup, Robin [Aside to ROBIN, giving him the cup].
With infinite care, he took a drop or two from the grounds in each cup, sealing them up in separate test tubes, tasting each in turn as he did so.
murmured Poirot to himself, as he brought back the replenished cup.
He drank the cup about half out, still keeping an eye upon me as he drank; and then suddenly held out his hand.
He fetched another cup from the shelf; and then, to my great surprise, instead of drawing more beer, he poured an accurate half from one cup to the other.
Nor should I care to be seen wearing one of the rings; but the greatest fraud of all (from the aforesaid standpoint) is assuredly that very cup of which Raffles had spoken.
And my good, credulous, open-hearted friend,' said Sir John, setting down his cup, and laughing,--'by whom?
The small teapot, and the single cup, had awakened in her mind sad recollections of Mr.
Then they joined in the chorus amid a pounding of cups upon the board: