Cup vs Glassful - What's the difference?

cup | glassful |


As nouns the difference between cup and glassful

is that cup is cup while glassful is the amount that a glass will hold.

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 adjective glassful is

(obsolete) glassy; shining like glass.

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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    glassful

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The amount that a glass will hold.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) glassy; shining like glass.
  • Minerva's glassful shield. — Marston.
    (Webster 1913)