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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grease  cock  \Grease  cock\  or  cup  \cup\  .  (Mach.) 
  A  cock  or  cup  containing  grease,  to  serve  as  a  lubricator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crater  \Cra"ter\  (kr?t?r),  n.  [L.  crater,  cratera,  a  mixing 
  vessel,  the  mouth  of  a  volcano,  Gr  krath`r,  fr  keranny`nai 
  to  mix;  cf  Skr.  [,c]r[imac]  to  mix,  [,c]ir  to  cook, 
  [,c]r[=a]  to  cook.  Cf  {Grail},  in  Holy  Grail.] 
  1.  The  basinlike  opening  or  mouth  of  a  volcano,  through  which 
  the  chief  eruption  comes  similarly,  the  mouth  of  a 
  geyser,  about  which  a  cone  of  silica  is  often  built  up 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  The  pit  left  by  the  explosion  of  a  mine. 
 
  3.  (Astron.)  A  constellation  of  the  southen  hemisphere;  -- 
  called  also  the  {Cup}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cup  \Cup\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cupped}  (k[u^]pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cupping}.] 
  1.  To  supply  with  cups  of  wine.  [R.] 
 
  Cup  us  till  the  world  go  round.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  To  apply  a  cupping  apparatus  to  to  subject  to  the 
  operation  of  cupping.  See  {Cupping}. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  To  make  concave  or  in  the  form  of  a  cup;  as  to 
  cup  the  end  of  a  screw. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  2.  The  contents  of  such  a  vessel;  a  cupful. 
 
  Give  me  a  cup  of  sack,  boy.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  pl  Repeated  potations;  social  or  excessive  indulgence  in 
  intoxicating  drinks;  revelry. 
 
  Thence  from  cups  to  civil  broils.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  to  be  received  or  indured;  that  which  is 
  allotted  to  one  a  portion. 
 
  O  my  Father,  if  it  be  possible,  let  this  cup  pass 
  from  me  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  39. 
 
  5.  Anything  shaped  like  a  cup;  as  the  cup  of  an  acorn,  or  of 
  a  flower. 
 
  The  cowslip's  golden  cup  no  more  I  see  --Shenstone. 
 
  6.  (Med.)  A  cupping  glass  or  other  vessel  or  instrument  used 
  to  produce  the  vacuum  in  cupping. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cup 
  n  1:  a  small  open  container  usually  used  for  drinking;  "he  put 
  the  cup  back  in  the  saucer";  "the  handle  of  the  cup  was 
  missing" 
  2:  the  quantity  a  cup  will  hold  "he  drank  a  cup  of  coffee"; 
  "he  borrowed  a  cup  of  sugar"  [syn:  {cupful}] 
  3:  any  cup-shaped  concavity;  "bees  filled  the  waxen  cups  with 
  honey";  "he  wore  a  jock  strap  with  a  metal  cup";  "the  cup 
  of  her  bra" 
  4:  a  United  States  liquid  unit  equal  to  8  fluid  ounces 
  5:  cup-shaped  plant  organ 
  6:  punch  served  in  a  pitcher  instead  of  a  punch  bowl 
  7:  the  hole  (or  metal  container  in  the  hole)  on  a  golf  green; 
  "he  swore  as  the  ball  rimmed  the  cup  and  rolled  away"; 
  "put  the  flag  back  in  the  cup" 
  8:  a  large  metal  vessel  with  two  handles  that  is  awarded  to  the 
  winner  of  a  competition;  "the  school  kept  the  cups  is  a 
  special  glass  case"  [syn:  {loving  cup}] 
  v  1:  form  into  the  shape  of  a  cup;  "She  cupped  her  hands" 
  2:  put  into  a  cup 
  3:  treat  by  cupping  [syn:  {transfuse}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cup 
  a  wine-cup  (Gen.  40:11,  21),  various  forms  of  which  are  found  on 
  Assyrian  and  Egyptian  monuments.  All  Solomon's  drinking  vessels 
  were  of  gold  (1  Kings  10:  21).  The  cups  mentioned  in  the  New 
  Testament  were  made  after  Roman  and  Greek  models,  and  were 
  sometimes  of  gold  (Rev.  17:4). 
 
  The  art  of  divining  by  means  of  a  cup  was  practiced  in  Egypt 
  (Gen.  44:2-17),  and  in  the  East  generally. 
 
  The  "cup  of  salvation"  (Ps.  116:13)  is  the  cup  of  thanksgiving 
  for  the  great  salvation.  The  "cup  of  consolation"  (Jer.  16:7) 
  refers  to  the  custom  of  friends  sending  viands  and  wine  to 
  console  relatives  in  mourning  (Prov.  31:6).  In  1  Cor.  10:16,  the 
  "cup  of  blessing"  is  contrasted  with  the  "cup  of  devils"  (1  Cor. 
  10:21).  The  sacramental  cup  is  the  "cup  of  blessing,"  because  of 
  blessing  pronounced  over  it  (Matt.  26:27;  Luke  22:17).  The 
  "portion  of  the  cup"  (Ps.  11:6;  16:5)  denotes  one's  condition  of 
  life,  prosperous  or  adverse.  A  cup"  is  also  a  type  of  sensual 
  allurement  (Jer.  51:7;  Prov.  23:31;  Rev.  17:4).  We  read  also  of 
  the  "cup  of  astonishment,"  the  "cup  of  trembling,"  and  the  "cup 
  of  God's  wrath"  (Ps.  75:8;  Isa.  51:17;  Jer.  25:15;  Lam.  4:21; 
  Ezek.  23:32;  Rev.  16:19;  comp.  Matt.  26:39,  42;  John  18:11).  The 
  cup  is  also  the  symbol  of  death  (Matt.  16:28;  Mark  9:1;  Heb. 
  2:9). 
 




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