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# Cup vs. Mug

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Cupnoun

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.’;

(archaic) Easily fooled, gullible.

Cupnoun

The contents of said vessel; a cupful.

‘I drank two cups of water but still felt thirsty.’;

Mugnoun

A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer.

Cupnoun

A customary unit of measure

Mugnoun

(slang) The face, often used deprecatingly.

‘What an ugly mug.’;

Cupnoun

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

Mugnoun

A gullible or easily-cheated person.

‘He’s a gullible mug – he believed her again.’;

Cupnoun

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

Mugnoun

A stupid or contemptible person.

Cupnoun

A British unit of measure equal to 0.5 imperial pints (10 imperial ounces; 284 mL) or 300mL.

Mugnoun

Motherfucker (usually in similes, e.g. "like a mug" or "as a mug")

Cupnoun

A trophy in the shape of an oversized cup.

‘The World Cup is awarded to the winner of a quadrennial football tournament.’;

Mugverb

To strike in the face.

Cupnoun

A contest for which a cup is awarded.

‘The World Cup is the world's most widely watched sporting event.’;

Mugverb

(transitive) To assault for the purpose of robbery.

Cupnoun

(association football) The main knockout tournament in a country, organised alongside the league.

Mugverb

(intransitive) To exaggerate a facial expression for communicative emphasis; to make a face, to pose, as for photographs or in a performance, in an exaggerated or affected manner.

‘The children weren't interested in sitting still for a serious photo; they mugged for the camera.’;

Cupnoun

(golf) A cup-shaped object placed in the target hole.

‘The ball just misses the cup.’;

Mugverb

(transitive) To photograph for identification; to take a mug shot.

Cupnoun

(in combination) Any of various sweetened alcoholic drinks.

‘cider cup; gin cup; claret cup’;

Mugverb

To learn or review a subject as much as possible in a short time; cram.

Cupnoun

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

‘Players of contact sports are advised to wear a cup.’;

Mugnoun

A kind of ceramic or metal drinking cup, with a handle, - usually cylindrical and without a lip.

Cupnoun

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.’;

Mugnoun

The face or mouth; as, I don't want to see your ugly mug again; - often used contemptuously.

Cupnoun

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

Mugverb

To take property from (a person) in a public place by threatening or committing violence on the person who is robbed; to rob, especially to rob by use of a weapon such as a knife or gun.

Cupnoun

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

Mugnoun

the quantity that can be held in a mug

Cupnoun

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

Mugnoun

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Cupnoun

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

Mugnoun

the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

Cupnoun

Anything shaped like a cup.

‘the cup of an acorn’;

Mugnoun

with handle and usually cylindrical

Cupnoun

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

Mugverb

rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence;

‘I was mugged in the streets of New York last night’;

Cupnoun

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

Mug

A mug is a type of cup typically used for drinking hot drinks, such as coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. Mugs usually have handles and hold a larger amount of fluid than other types of cup.

Cupverb

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

‘Cup your hands and I'll pour some rice into them.’;

Cupverb

(transitive) To hold something in cupped hands.

‘He cupped the ball carefully in his hands.’;

Cupverb

To supply with cups of wine.

Cupverb

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

Cupverb

To make concave or in the form of a cup.

‘to cup the end of a screw’;

Cupnoun

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.

Cupnoun

The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.

‘Give me a cup of sack, boy.’;

Cupnoun

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

‘Thence from cups to civil broils.’;

Cupnoun

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

‘O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.’;

Cupnoun

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

‘The cowslip's golden cup no more I see.’;

Cupnoun

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

Cupverb

To supply with cups of wine.

‘Cup us, till the world go round.’;

Cupverb

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

Cupverb

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

Cupnoun

a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces

Cupnoun

the quantity a cup will hold;

‘he drank a cup of coffee’; ‘he borrowed a cup of sugar’;

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupnoun

a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl

Cupnoun

cup-shaped plant organ

Cupverb

form into the shape of a cup;

‘She cupped her hands’;

Cupverb

put into a cup;

‘cup the milk’;

Cupverb

treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

Cupnoun

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

Cupnoun

the contents of a cup

‘a cup of tea’;

Cupnoun

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

‘a cup of butter’;

Cupnoun

(in church use) a chalice used at the Eucharist

‘Latin was replaced by the vernacular, and the cup was offered to the laity’;

Cupnoun

one of the suits in a tarot pack.

Cupnoun

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.

Cupnoun

a contest in which the winners are awarded a cup

‘playing in the Cup is the best thing ever’;

Cupnoun

a cup-shaped thing.

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupnoun

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

‘the ball bounced out of the cup’;

Cupnoun

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’;

Cupverb

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

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

Cupverb

place the curved hand or hands around

‘he cupped her face in his hands’;

Cupverb

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

‘Dr Ross ordered me to be cupped’;

Cup

A cup is an open-top container used to hold liquids for pouring or drinking; while mainly used for drinking, it also can be used to store solids for pouring (e.g., sugar, flour, grains). Cups may be made of glass, metal, china, clay, wood, stone, polystyrene, plastic, aluminium or other materials, and are usually fixed with a stem, handles, or other adornments.