loving cup

loving cup
noun Etymology: from its former use in ceremonial drinking Date: 1812 1. a large ornamental drinking vessel with two or more handles 2. a loving cup given as a token or trophy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Loving cup — Lov ing cup 1. A large ornamental drinking vessel having two or more handles, intended to pass from hand to hand, as at a banquet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. an award resembling a {loving cup}[1] that is given to the winner of a competition. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loving cup — loving ,cup noun count a large cup with two or more handles that people drank from in turn at formal DINNERS in the past, sometimes used as a prize for a sports competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loving cup — n. a large drinking cup of silver, etc., with two or more large handles by which it was formerly passed from guest to guest at banquets: now often given as a trophy in sports and games …   English World dictionary

  • Loving Cup — Infobox Song Name = Loving Cup Artist = The Rolling Stones Album = Exile on Main St. Released= May 12, 1972 track no = 9 Recorded = In LA, early 1972 Genre = Rock Length = 4m:25s Writer = Jagger/Richards Label = Rolling Stones/Virgin Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • loving cup — 1. a large cup, as of silver, usually with two or more handles, given as a prize, award, token of esteem or affection, etc. 2. a wine cup, usually of large size with several handles, passed from one person to another, as at a farewell gathering.… …   Universalium

  • loving cup — lov′ing cup n. 1) a large drinking cup with two or more handles given as a prize or token of esteem 2) a large drinking cup with several handles that is passed from person to person …   From formal English to slang

  • loving-cup — /ˈlʌvɪŋ kʌp/ (say luving kup) noun 1. a large cup, as of silver, commonly with several handles, given as a prize, award, etc.; cup (def. 2). 2. a similar cup which is filled with wine and passed around an assembly, at a banquet or the like …   Australian English dictionary

  • loving cup — noun a) a large cup with two or more handles, passed around for all to drink from, as at the close of a banquet. b) such a cup awarded as a trophy …   Wiktionary

  • loving cup — noun 1. a large drinking vessel (usually with two handles) that people drink out of in turn at a banquet • Hypernyms: ↑drinking vessel 2. a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition the school… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loving cup — noun a two handled cup passed round at banquets …   English new terms dictionary

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