Cup vs Cat - What's the difference?

cup | cat |


As a noun cup

is cup.

As a verb cup

is to not attend a course, a class without permission of the teacher or cup can be to temporarily or permanently cease to provide (electricity or water supply) or cup can be to switch off (a breaker or fuse).

As an adverb cat is

how much.

As an adjective cat is

how much.

cup

English

(wikipedia cup)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.
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  • A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces, 1/16 of a US gallon, or 236.5882365 ml.
  • A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
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  • A contest for which a cup is awarded.
  • (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
  • (US) A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)
  • One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.
  • (mathematics) The symbol \cup denoting union and similar operations (confer cap).
  • A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  • (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping'' the thrower; ''or those three players.
  • A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup).
  • Anything shaped like a cup.
  • the cup of an acorn
  • * Shenstone
  • The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
  • (medicine, historical) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  • That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvi. 39
  • O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.

    Derived terms

    * bra cup * coffee cup * cupcake * Cup Final * cuppa * cup size * egg cup, eggcup * teacup * world cup

    Coordinate terms

    * mug * pannikin

    Verb

  • To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.
  • Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.
  • To hold something in cupped hands.
  • He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.
  • (obsolete) To supply with cups of wine.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Cup us, till the world go round.
  • (transitive, surgery, archaic) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
  • (engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.
  • to cup the end of a screw

    Anagrams

    * * * 1000 English basic words ----

    cat

    English

    (wikipedia cat)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) , (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal of the family Felidae :
  • *2011 , Karl Kruszelnicki, Brain Food (ISBN 1466828129), page 53:
  • *:Mammals need two genes to make the taste receptor for sugar. Studies in various cats (tigers, cheetahs and domestic cats) showed that one of these genes has mutated and no longer works.
  • #A domesticated subspecies (Felis silvestris catus ) of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.
  • #*
  • #*:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat —in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
  • #Any similar animal of the family Felidae, which includes lions, tigers, bobcats, etc.
  • A catfish.
  • *1913 , (Willa Cather), :
  • *:She missed the fish diet of her own country, and twice every summer she sent the boys to the river, twenty miles to the southward, to fish for channel cat .
  • A person.
  • #(lb) A spiteful or angry woman.
  • #An enthusiast or player of jazz.
  • #*2008 , (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), "Hold on to Yourself":
  • #*:I turn on the radio / There's some cat on the saxophone / Laying down a litany of excuses
  • #(lb) A person (usually male).
  • #(lb) A prostitute.
  • (lb) A strong tackle used to hoist an anchor to the cathead of a ship.
  • (Short form of) cat-o'-nine-tails.
  • *1839 , testimony by , recorded in the Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York (Assembly No. 335), page 44:
  • *:he used this '''cat''' on one other man, and then destroyed the ' cat wound with wire.
  • (lb) Any of a variety of earth-moving machines. (from their manufacturer )
  • (lb) A sturdy merchant sailing vessel (now only in "catboat").
  • The game of "trap and ball" (also called "cat and dog").
  • #The trap of the game of "trap and ball".
  • A vagina, a vulva; the female external genitalia.
  • *1969 , Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life (Holloway House Publishing):
  • *:"What the hell, so this broad's got a prematurely-gray cat ."
  • *2005 , Carolyn Chambers Sanders, Sins & Secrets (Hachette Digital):
  • *:As she came up, she tried to put her cat in his face for some licking.
  • *2007 , Franklin White, Money for Good (Simon and Schuster), page 64:
  • *:I had a notion to walk over to her, rip her apron off, sling her housecoat open and put my finger inside her cat to see if she was wet or freshly fucked because the dream I had earlier was beginning to really annoy me.
  • A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.) with six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position it is placed.
  • Synonyms
    * ) * (any member of the family Felidae) felid * feline cat, a feline * pantherine cat, a pantherine * panther (i.e. tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard), (narrow sense) panther (i.e. black panther) * , "saber-toothed cat" (saber-tooth) * (domestic species) puss, pussy, malkin, kitty, pussy-cat, grimalkin * (man) bloke (qualifier), chap (British), cove (UK), dude, fellow, fella, guy * (spiteful woman) bitch * See also * See also
    Hyponyms
    * (domestic species) housecat, malkin, kitten, mouser, tomcat
    Derived terms
    * a cat may look at a king * all cats are grey in the dark, all cats are grey by night * alley cat * African golden cat * Andean cat * Asiatic golden cat * bay cat * black-footed cat * bobcat * barn cat * Burmese cat, Burmese * cat and mouse * cat box * cat food * cat that ate the canary, cat that swallowed the canary * cat in the meal-tub * cat in the sack * catbird * cat-block * cat-burglar * catcall * cat-eyed * caterwaul * catfish * cat-flap * cat-footed * cat got someone's tongue, cat got your tongue? * catgut * cat-harpin * cathead, cat-head * cat-house * cat-ice * catkin * cat-lap * cat-lick * catlike * catling * cat litter * catloaf * catly * catmint * cat-nap, cat nap, catnap * catnip * cat-o'-nine-tails * cat's cradle * cat's eye * cat's meat * cat's meow * cat's pajamas, the cat's pyjamas * cat's paw * cat scratch fever * cat state * cat's-tail * cat's whisker * cat's whiskers * cattish * catshit * cat-trap * catty * Caturday * catwalk, cat-walk * cat-witted * Chinese desert cat * copycat * curiosity killed the cat * domestic cat * fat cat * feral cat * fight like cats and dogs * fishing cat * flat-headed cat * Geoffroy's cat * housecat * it would make a cat laugh * jungle cat * lead a cat-and-dog life * leopard cat * let the cat out of the bag * like a cat in a strange garret * like a cat on hot bricks * like a cat on a hot tin roof * like herding cats * like the cat that got the cream * little spotted cat * lolcat * Maine Coon cat, Maine Coon * Manx cat, Manx * marbled cat * native cat * not enough room to swing a cat * Pallas cat * pampas cat * Persian cat, Persian * rain cats and dogs * reduced cat * Russian Blue cat, Russian Blue * rusty-spotted cat * sand cat * scaredy-cat * * Siamese cat, Siamese * spokescat * tabby cat, tabby * there's more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to skin a cat * tom cat, tomcat * wait for the cat to jump * wildcat, wild cat * when the cat's away the mice will play
    See also
    * Burmese * feline * kitten, kitty * Manx * Maine Coon * meow * mog, moggie, moggy * miaow * nine lives * Persian * Russian Blue * * Siamese * tabby

    Verb

    (catt)
  • (nautical) To hoist (the anchor) by its ring so that it hangs at the cathead.
  • (nautical) To flog with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  • (slang) To vomit something.
  • Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of catamaran .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A catamaran.
  • Etymology 3

    Abbreviation of catenate .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A program and command in Unix that reads one or more files and directs their content to an output device.
  • Verb

    (catt)
  • (computing) To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
  • To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
  • Etymology 4

    Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) terrible, disastrous.
  • The weather was cat , so they returned home early.
    Usage notes
    This usage is common in speech but rarely appears in writing.

    Etymology 5

    Shortened from methcathinone.

    Noun

    (-)
  • Etymology 6

    Shortened from catapult.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (military, naval) A catapult.
  • a carrier's bow cats

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