What is cup?

  • (noun): A large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition.
    Synonyms: loving cup
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cup:

2002 African Cup Of Nations
... The 2002 African Cup of Nations was the 23rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF) ...
1938 FIFA World Cup
... The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June ...
Xavier Garbajosa
... he won the French championship in 1999 and 2001, as well as the European Cup in 2003 and 2005. ... He was a member of France's squad at the 1999 Rugby World Cup (in which France were the runners-up), and notably participated in the epic semi-final ... in the French squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup but had to leave the team before the beginning of the competition due to an injury ...
1934 FIFA World Cup - Qualification and Participants
... Reigning World Cup holders Uruguay declined to participate, in protest at the refusal of several European countries to travel to South America for the previous World Cup, which Uruguay ... As a result, the 1934 World Cup is the only one in which the reigning champions did not participate ... (Brazil, Argentina, United States and Egypt, the first African team to qualify for a World Cup finals tournament), were from outside Europe ...
1938 FIFA World Cup - Summary
... This remains, as of 2010, the only time in World Cup history in which Germany was eliminated in the first round, and the only tournament in which Germany competed but ... This was the last ever match to be replayed in a World Cup ... one of the semi-finals 5–1, while Italy and Brazil had the first of their many important World Cup clashes in the other ...

More definitions of "cup":

  • (verb): Put into a cup.
    Example: "Cup the milk"
  • (noun): A United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces.
  • (noun): The hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green.
    Example: "He swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"; "put the flag back in the cup"
  • (noun): A punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl.
  • (verb): Treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin.
    Synonyms: transfuse
  • (verb): Form into the shape of a cup.
    Example: "She cupped her hands"
  • (noun): A small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle.
    Example: "He put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"
  • (noun): The quantity a cup will hold.
    Example: "He drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar"
    Synonyms: cupful
  • (noun): Any cup-shaped concavity.
    Example: "Bees filled the waxen cups with honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra"
  • (noun): Cup-shaped plant organ.

Famous quotes containing the word cup:

    I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man: wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of warm coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea! Ah, how low I fall when I am tempted by them! Even music may be intoxicating. Such apparently slight causes destroyed Greece and Rome, and will destroy England and America.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I worked as a waitress till I was fired because I dumped a cup of hot coffee in the lap of a half-drunk guy who was pinching my butt.
    Juli Loesch (b. c. 1953)

    The morning cup of coffee has an exhiliration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)