The cup is a customary unit of measurement for volume, used in cooking to measure liquids and bulk foods such as granulated sugar . Actual cups used in a household in any country may differ from the cup size used for recipes; standard measuring cups, often calibrated in fluid measure and weights of usual dry ingredients as well as in cups, are available.

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  1. A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.
  2. A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.
  3. A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
  4. A contest for which a cup is awarded.
  5. A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
  6. A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)
  7. One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.
  8. The symbol <math>\cup</math> denoting union and similar operations (confer cap).
  9. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  10. (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
  11. A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup).
  12. Anything shaped like a cup.
    the cup of an acorn
  13. A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  14. That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.


  1. To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.
    Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.
  2. To hold something in cupped hands.
    He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.
  3. To supply with cups of wine.
  4. To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
  5. To make concave or in the form of a cup.
    to cup the end of a screw

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