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.

(Cup), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cupped (kupt); p. pr. & vb. n. Cupping.]

1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.]

Cup us, till the world go round.

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.

(Cup"bear`er) n.

1. One whose office it is to fill and hand the cups at an entertainment.

2. (Antiq.) One of the attendants of a prince or noble, permanently charged with the performance of this office for his master. "I was the king's cupbearer." Neh. i. 11.

(Cup"board) n. [Cup + board.]

1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] Bacon.

Cunningly to Curculio

(Cun"ning*ly) adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning.

(Cun"ning*man`) n. A fortune teller; one who pretends to reveal mysteries. [Obs.] Hudibras.

(Cun"ning*ness), n. Quality of being cunning; craft.

(Cup) n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. kupa 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.

3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.

Thence from cups to civil broils.

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.

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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