Cup vs Cupule - What's the difference?

cup | cupule |


As nouns the difference between cup and cupule

is that cup is a concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle while cupule is any small structure shaped like a cup, such as at the base of an acorn, or the sucker on the feet of some flies.

As a verb cup

is to form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.

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

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    cupule

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any small structure shaped like a cup, such as at the base of an acorn, or the sucker on the feet of some flies