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Bowl vs. Cup

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Main Difference

The main difference between Bowl and Cup is that the Bowl is a round, open-top container frequently used as tableware and Cup is a vessel intended for an individual to use for drinking wine, water, or other beverage.

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  • Bowl (noun)

    A roughly hemispherical container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items.

  • Bowl (noun)

    As much as is held by a bowl.

    "You can’t have any more soup – you’ve had three bowls already."

  • Bowl (noun)

    A haircut in which straight hair is cut at an even height around the edges, forming a bowl shape.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The round hollow part of anything.

    "Direct the cleaning fluid around the toilet bowl and under the rim."

  • Bowl (noun)

    The part of a spoon that holds content, as opposed to the handle.

  • Bowl (noun)

    A part of a pipe or bong packed with marijuana for smoking

    "Let's smoke a bowl!"

  • Bowl (noun)

    A round crater (or similar) in the ground.

  • Bowl (noun)

    An elliptical-shaped stadium or amphitheater resembling a bowl.

  • Bowl (noun)

    A postseason football competition, a bowl game (i.e. Rose Bowl, Super Bowl)

  • Bowl (noun)

    The ball rolled by players in the game of lawn bowls.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The action of bowling a ball.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The game of bowls.

  • Bowl (verb)

    To roll or throw (a ball) in the correct manner in cricket and similar games and sports.

  • Bowl (verb)

    To throw the ball (in cricket and similar games and sports).

  • Bowl (verb)

    To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels.

    "We were bowled rapidly along the road."

  • Bowl (verb)

    To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

  • Cup (noun)

    A concave vessel for drinking from, usually made of opaque material (as opposed to a glass) and with a handle.

    "Pour the tea into the cup."

  • Cup (noun)

    The contents of said vessel; a cupful.

    "I drank two cups of water but still felt thirsty."

  • Cup (noun)

    A customary unit of measure

  • Cup (noun)

    A US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (1/16 of a US gallon; 236.5882365 mL) or 240 mL.

  • Cup (noun)

    A Canadian unit of measure equal to 8 imperial ounces (1/20 imperial gallon; 227.3 mL) or 250 mL.

  • Cup (noun)

    A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.

    "The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament."

  • Cup (noun)

    A contest for which a cup is awarded.

    "The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event."

  • Cup (noun)

    The main knockout tournament in a country, organised alongside the league.

  • Cup (noun)

    A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.

    "The ball just misses the cup."

  • Cup (noun)

    Any of various sweetened alcoholic drinks.

    "cider cup; gin cup; claret cup"

  • Cup (noun)

    A rigid concave protective covering for the male genitalia. (for UK usage see box)

    "Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup."

  • Cup (noun)

    One of the two parts of a brassiere which each cover a breast, used as a measurement of size.

    "The cups are made of a particularly uncomfortable material."

  • Cup (noun)

    The symbol \cup denoting union and similar operations (confer cap).

  • Cup (noun)

    A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or one of the cards from the suit.

  • Cup (noun)

    (defensive style characterized by a three player near defense cupping the thrower; or those three players.

  • Cup (noun)

    A flexible concave membrane used to temporarily attach a handle or hook to a flat surface by means of suction (suction cup).

  • Cup (noun)

    Anything shaped like a cup.

    "the cup of an acorn"

  • Cup (noun)

    A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.

  • Cup (noun)

    That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.

  • Cup (verb)

    To form into the shape of a cup, particularly of the hands.

    "Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them."

  • Cup (verb)

    To hold something in cupped hands.

    "He cupped the ball carefully in his hands."

  • Cup (verb)

    To supply with cups of wine.

  • Cup (verb)

    To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping.

  • Cup (verb)

    To make concave or in the form of a cup.

    "to cup the end of a screw"

Wiktionary
  • Bowl (noun)

    a round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid

    "a mixing bowl"

    "a sugar bowl"

  • Bowl (noun)

    the contents of a bowl

    "they ate huge bowls of steaming spaghetti"

  • Bowl (noun)

    a decorative round dish awarded as a prize in a competition

    "the McGeorge Rose Bowl"

  • Bowl (noun)

    a rounded, concave part of an object

    "the bowl of a spoon"

    "a toilet bowl"

  • Bowl (noun)

    a pipe used to smoke marijuana, or the contents of such a pipe

    "hey, you wanna smoke a bowl with us?"

  • Bowl (noun)

    a natural basin.

  • Bowl (noun)

    a stadium for sporting or musical events

    "the Hollywood Bowl"

  • Bowl (noun)

    an American football game played after the regular season between leading teams

    "their last four bowl games"

    "Pro Bowl"

  • Bowl (noun)

    a wooden or hard rubber ball, slightly asymmetrical so that it runs on a curved course, used in the game of bowls.

  • Bowl (noun)

    a large ball with indentations for gripping, used in tenpin bowling.

  • Bowl (noun)

    a wooden ball or disc used in playing skittles.

  • Bowl (noun)

    a spell or turn of bowling in cricket.

  • Bowl (verb)

    roll (a ball or other round object) along the ground

    "she snatched her hat off and bowled it ahead of her"

  • Bowl (verb)

    (of a bowler) propel (the ball) with a straight arm towards the batsman, typically in such a way that the ball bounces once

    "Sobers bowled to Willis"

    "Lillee bowled another bouncer"

  • Bowl (verb)

    dismiss (a batsman) by knocking down the wicket with the ball which one has bowled

    "Stewart was bowled for 33"

  • Bowl (verb)

    get an entire team out

    "they bowled Lancashire out for 143"

  • Bowl (verb)

    move rapidly and smoothly in a specified direction

    "they bowled along the country roads"

  • Cup (noun)

    a small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle.

  • Cup (noun)

    the contents of a cup

    "a cup of tea"

  • Cup (noun)

    a measure of capacity used in cooking, equal to half a US pint (0.237 litre)

    "a cup of butter"

  • Cup (noun)

    (in church use) a chalice used at the Eucharist

    "Latin was replaced by the vernacular, and the cup was offered to the laity"

  • Cup (noun)

    one of the suits in a tarot pack.

  • Cup (noun)

    an ornamental trophy in the form of a cup, usually made of gold or silver and having a stem and two handles, awarded as a prize in a sports contest.

  • Cup (noun)

    a contest in which the winners are awarded a cup

    "playing in the Cup is the best thing ever"

  • Cup (noun)

    a cup-shaped thing.

  • Cup (noun)

    either of the two parts of a bra shaped to contain or support one breast

    "she had grown from an A to a C cup in just six months"

  • Cup (noun)

    the hole on a putting green, or the metal container in it

    "the ball bounced out of the cup"

  • Cup (noun)

    a mixed drink made from fruit juices and typically containing wine or cider

    "the bars offered large glasses of white wine cup"

    "a non-alcoholic fruit cup"

  • Cup (verb)

    form (one's hand or hands) into the curved shape of a cup

    "‘Hey!’ Dad shouted, with his hands cupped around his mouth"

  • Cup (verb)

    place the curved hand or hands around

    "he cupped her face in his hands"

  • Cup (verb)

    bleed (someone) by using a glass in which a partial vacuum is formed by heating

    "Dr Ross ordered me to be cupped"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Bowl (noun)

    A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.

  • Bowl (noun)

    Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.

  • Bowl (noun)

    A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.

  • Bowl (noun)

    An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.

  • Bowl (noun)

    The game of tenpins or bowling.

  • Bowl

    To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

  • Bowl

    To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.

  • Bowl

    To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

  • Bowl (verb)

    To play with bowls.

  • Bowl (verb)

    To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.

  • Bowl (verb)

    To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.

  • Cup (noun)

    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.

  • Cup (noun)

    The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.

  • Cup (noun)

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

  • Cup (noun)

    That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.

  • Cup (noun)

    Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.

  • Cup (noun)

    A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.

  • Cup

    To supply with cups of wine.

  • Cup

    To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.

  • Cup

    To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

Webster Dictionary
  • Bowl (noun)

    a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food

  • Bowl (noun)

    a concave shape with an open top

  • Bowl (noun)

    a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods

  • Bowl (noun)

    the quantity contained in a bowl

  • Bowl (noun)

    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

  • Bowl (noun)

    a wooden ball (with flattened sides) used in the game of bowls

  • Bowl (noun)

    a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco

  • Bowl (verb)

    roll (a ball)

  • Bowl (verb)

    engage in the sport of bowling;

    "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"

  • Cup (noun)

    a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

  • Cup (noun)

    the quantity a cup will hold;

    "he drank a cup of coffee"

    "he borrowed a cup of sugar"

  • Cup (noun)

    a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle;

    "he put the cup back in the saucer"

    "the handle of the cup was missing"

  • Cup (noun)

    a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition;

    "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"

  • Cup (noun)

    any cup-shaped concavity;

    "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"

    "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"

    "the cup of her bra"

  • Cup (noun)

    the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green;

    "he swore as the ball rimmed the cup and rolled away"

    "put the flag back in the cup"

  • Cup (noun)

    a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

  • Cup (noun)

    cup-shaped plant organ

  • Cup (verb)

    form into the shape of a cup;

    "She cupped her hands"

  • Cup (verb)

    put into a cup;

    "cup the milk"

  • Cup (verb)

    treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Princeton's WordNet

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