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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.
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Illa poculum a serpente propinatum libenter accepit, et uiro tradidit, ex quo simul mererentur occidi: haec gratia caelesti desuper infusa uitam protulit, per quam caro mortua posset resuscitari.
The only modifications Gregory has introduced to the formula are to substitute Mary Magdalene for the Virgin, apply the cup metaphor to both women, and develop Quodvultdeus's fairly perfunctory image of the poculum into the more suggestive potus mortis and poculum vitae.
37) The chief significance of Gregory's reformulation of this idea is that by joining two exegetical motifs that had achieved only limited popularity in patristic and medieval commentary (the opposition between Eve and Mary Magdalene; the association of Eve with the poculum mortis), he forged a new and distinctive metaphor for the Fall which later writers repeated with some frequency.
Poculum moderately convex and with a conical basal projection, posterior margin entire.
This genus is apparently very close to Hypocyrtus Redtenbacher, 1908, the second Central American representative of the tribe Hesperophasmatini, but differs by the following characteristic features: antennae of both sexes only about 1/2 as long as body; head of females convex and with a pair of auriform or foliaceous cephalic lobes; poculum of males without a posteromedian notch, and females with a beak-like ovipositor formed by an elongated subgenital and supra-anal plate.
Poculum strongly convex and cup-like, posterior margin gently excavated and slightly projecting over posterior margin of tergum IX (Fig.
Poculum with slender, spatulate appendix and extending greatly over abdomen apex; cerci small, no longer than anal segment, with paired thorn pads 2 --Poculum not extending beyond apex of abdomen; cerci strongly enlarged and broadened; longer than anal segment, without paired thorn pads 4 2.
Poculum of male rather bulgy, roundly convex and tub-like with the posterior margin bidentate; slightly projecting over posterior margin of tergite IX (Fig.
Common features are the unarmed legs and ovate, unarmed head of both sexes, smooth abdomen and lanceolate, apically pointed subgenital plate of females and the bidentate posterior margin of the poculum of males.