Stoup Stoup (st[=oo]p), n. [See {Stoop} a vessel.] 1. A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who enter, dipping their fingers in it, cross themselves; -- called also {holy-water stoup} or {holy-water font}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stoup — [stu:p] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: staup cup ] a container for holy water near the entrance to a church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stoup — [ stup ] noun count a container for holy water in a church …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • stoup — ► NOUN ▪ a basin for holy water in a church. ORIGIN Old Norse, related to STEEP(Cf. ↑steepness) …   English terms dictionary

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  • stoup — Stoop Stoop, n. [OE. stope, Icel. staup; akin to AS. ste[ a]p, D. stoop, G. stauf, OHG. stouph.] A vessel of liquor; a flagon. [Written also {stoup}.] [1913 Webster] Fetch me a stoop of liquor. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stoup — noun /stuːp/ a) A mug or drinking vessel. Set me the stoups of wine upon that table. b) A receptacle for holy water, especially a basin set at the entrance of a church. He was seen [...] bathing in the holy water stoup as if he were its single… …   Wiktionary

  • stoup — noun Etymology: Middle English stowp, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse staup cup; akin to DEnglish stēap flagon Date: 14th century 1. a. a beverage container (as a glass or tankard) b. flagon 2. a basin for holy water at the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stoup — /stoohp/, n. 1. a basin for holy water, as at the entrance of a church. 2. Scot. a pail or bucket. 3. Scot. and North Eng. a. a drinking vessel, as a cup or tankard, of various sizes. b. the amount it holds. [1350 1400; ME stowp < ON staup… …   Universalium

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