Cup and can
Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like. [1913 Webster]

2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful. [1913 Webster]

Give me a cup of sack, boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry. [1913 Webster]

Thence from cups to civil broils. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion. [1913 Webster]

O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. --Matt. xxvi. 39. [1913 Webster]

5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower. [1913 Webster]

The cowslip's golden cup no more I see. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping. [1913 Webster]

{Cup and ball}, a familiar toy of children, having a cup on the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is attached by a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the cup; bilboquet. --Milman.

{Cup and can}, familiar companions.

{Dry cup}, {Wet cup} (Med.), a cup used for dry or wet cupping. See under {Cupping}.

{To be in one's cups}, to be drunk. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cup and ball — Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup and ring mark — Typical cup and ring marks at Weetwood Moor, in the English county of Northumberland ( Google Maps) …   Wikipedia

  • Cup-and-ball — Balero redirects here. It is not to be confused with Bolero. Cup and ball AKA ball in a cup or balero Typical cup and ball Players 1 Age range 3+ …   Wikipedia

  • There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip — is an old English proverb. A Latin form is found in Erasmus s Adagia, I.iv.1 ( Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra ) which appears to derive from an epigram by Palladas in The Greek Anthology (X, 32). It can mean that between the time we… …   Wikipedia

  • European Cup and Champions League history — The history of the European Cup and Champions League is long and remarkable, with fifty years of competition finding winners and losers from all parts of the continent.Tracing the history of the Champions League back to its beginning, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winning players — This is a list of association footballers who have received a winner s medal for playing on a winning team in the UEFA Champions League (including under its former name the European Cup). Some players have received medals without playing in the… …   Wikipedia

  • 1994 Newsweek Champions Cup and the Evert Cup — TennisEventInfo|1994|Indian Wells Masters date=February 28 – March 7 edition=18th champms= flagicon|USA Pete Sampras champws= flagicon|GER Stefi Graf champmd= flagicon|CAN Grant Connell / flagicon|USA Patrick Galbraith champwd= flagicon|USA… …   Wikipedia

  • Cup — (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cup-tied — is an adjective, used primarily in association football, to describe a player who is ineligible to play in a knockout cup competition after transferring from another club during that competition. Contents 1 Application 2 Examples 3 Manipulation …   Wikipedia

  • Cup massage — is a type of massage based on the local impact on human body with rarefied air. This method of therapy through the use of decreased pressure is a type of vacuum therapy, widely used nowadays for treating a variety of human diseases. Cup massage… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”