Cup in Scrabble Dictionary

Lookup Word Points and Definitions

What does cup mean? Is cup a Scrabble word?

How many points in Scrabble is cup worth? cup how many points in Words With Friends? What does cup mean? Get all these answers on this page.

Scrabble® and Words with Friends® points for cup

See how to calculate how many points for cup.

Is cup a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word cup is a Scrabble US word. The word cup is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

C3U1P3

Is cup a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word cup is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

C3U1P3

Is cup a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word cup is a Words With Friends word. The word cup is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

C4U2P4

Our tools

Valid words made from Cup

You can make 2 words from 'cup' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'cup'

CUP 7 

2 letters words from 'cup'

UP 4 

All 3 letters words made out of cup

cup ucp cpu pcu upc puc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word cup. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in cup.

Definitions and meaning of cup

cup

Etymology

From Middle English cuppe, coppe, from the merger of Old English cuppe (cup) and Old English copp (cup, vessel).

Old English cuppe is a borrowing from Late Latin cuppa, itself of obscure origin, but probably from earlier Latin cūpa (tub, cask), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (a hollow). Old English copp, however, is from Proto-West Germanic *kopp (round object, bowl, vessel, knoll, summit, crown of the head), from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gew- (to bend, curve, arch) (whence also obsolete English cop (top, summit, crown of the head), German Kopf (top, head)).

The Middle English word was further reinforced by Anglo-Norman cupe and Old French cope, coupe, from Latin cuppa. Compare also Saterland Frisian Kop (cup), West Frisian kop (cup), Dutch kop (cup), German Low German Koppke, Köppke (cup), Danish kop (cup), Swedish kopp (cup). Doublet of coupe and keeve.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kŭp, IPA(key): /kʌp/
  • Rhymes: -ʌp

Noun

cup (plural cups)

  1. A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.
    Coordinate terms: mug, pannikin
  2. The contents of said vessel.
    Synonym: cupful
  3. A customary unit of measure
    1. (US) A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (116 of a US gallon; 236.5882365 mL) or 240 mL.
    2. (Canada) A Canadian unit of measure equal to 8 imperial ounces (120 imperial gallon; 227.3 mL) or 250 mL.
    3. (Britain, dated) A British unit of measure equal to 12 imperial pints (10 imperial ounces; 284 mL) or 300 mL.
  4. A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.
  5. A contest for which a cup is awarded.
  6. (soccer) The main knockout tournament in a country, organised alongside the league.
    • 2002, Rob Dimery, Peter Watts, Guinness world records, Gullane Children's Books →ISBN
      Until it was disbanded in 1999, the European Cup-Winners Cup was contested annually by the winners of Europe's national cups.
    • 2011, Michael Grant, Rob Robertson, The Management: Scotland's Great Football Bosses, Birlinn →ISBN
      Wallace had the unique distinction of being the only player ever to play in the English, Welsh and Scottish Cups in the same season.
    • 2014, Martí Perarnau, Pep Confidential: Inside Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich, Birlinn →ISBN
      One week earlier, they had lost 5-2 to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal [the German cup] final in Berlin.
  7. (golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.
  8. (in combination) Any of various sweetened alcoholic drinks.
  9. (US, Canada) A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia.
    Synonym: (UK) box
  10. One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast.
    1. Prefixed with a letter, used as a measurement of bra or breast size.
      • 2010, Tom Clancy, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Books 1-6, page 1149:
        "For cleavage to show up in these photos, a girl has to have C-cup breasts — at least that's what they told me once."
  11. (mathematics) The symbol {\displaystyle \cup } denoting union and similar operations.
    Coordinate term: cap
  12. (tarot) A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.
  13. (ultimate frisbee) A defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.
  14. A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction.
    Synonym: suction cup
  15. Anything shaped like a cup.
    • 1745, William Shenstone, Elegy VIII
      The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.
  16. (medicine, historical) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
  17. (figuratively) That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion of blessings and afflictions.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Farefare: kɔpɩ
  • Hebrew: קאפ(kap)
  • Japanese: カップ (kappu)
  • Korean: (keop)
  • Maori: kapu

Translations

Verb

cup (third-person singular simple present cups, present participle cupping, simple past and past participle cupped)

  1. (transitive) To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.
  2. (transitive) To hold something in cupped hands.
  3. (transitive) To pour (a liquid, drink, etc.) into a cup.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To supply with cups of wine.
  5. (transitive, surgery, archaic) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.
  6. (transitive, engineering) To make concave or in the form of a cup.

Translations

Further reading

  • cup on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • CPU, P.U.C., PUC, Pcu, UCP, UPC

Albanian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Albanian *tˢupa, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuh₁-po- (compare Sanskrit शोफ (śópha, swelling)), from *ḱuh₁- (to swell up).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tsup/

Adjective

cup m (feminine cupe)

  1. odd (not even)
Synonyms
  • tek

Etymology 2

Gheg variant of sup.

Noun

cup m (indefinite plural cupe, definite singular cupi, definite plural cupet)

  1. shoulder
Declension

Catalan

Etymology

From Late Latin cūpus, a variant of cūpa (tub, cask, tun, vat).

Noun

cup m (plural cups)

  1. winepress
  2. cellar

Derived terms

  • cubada
  • cubell

Further reading

  • “cup” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput. Compare Italian capo, Romanian cap, Spanish cabo.

Noun

cup m

  1. head

Finnish

Etymology

From English cup.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑp/, [ˈkɑp]
  • Syllabification: cup

Noun

cup

  1. cup (contest)

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English cup (trophy)

Noun

cup m (definite singular cupen, indefinite plural cuper, definite plural cupene)

  1. (sports) cup (trophy; the competition culminating in the winning of the trophy)

Derived terms

  • cupfinale
  • verdenscup

Related terms

  • pokal

References

  • “cup” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English cup (trophy)

Noun

cup m (definite singular cupen, indefinite plural cupar, definite plural cupane)

  1. (sports) cup (as above)

Derived terms

  • cupfinale

Related terms

  • pokal

References

  • “cup” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from English cup.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɵp/, /kap/
  • Rhymes: -ɵp, -ap

Noun

cup c

  1. (sports) cup

Declension

References

  • cup in Svensk ordbok (SO)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put into a small, open container.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)