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Cup vs. Mug

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cup and Mug is that the Cup is a vessel intended for an individual to use for drinking wine, water, or other beverage and Mug is a type of cup.

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  • 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"

  • Mug (adjective)

    Easily fooled, gullible.

  • Mug (noun)

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

  • Mug (noun)

    The face, often used deprecatingly.

    "What an ugly mug."

  • Mug (noun)

    A gullible or easily-cheated person.

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

  • Mug (noun)

    A stupid or contemptible person.

  • Mug (noun)

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

  • Mug (verb)

    To strike in the face.

  • Mug (verb)

    To assault for the purpose of robbery.

  • Mug (verb)

    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."

  • Mug (verb)

    To photograph for identification; to take a mug shot.page=1129/64

  • Mug (verb)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • 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.

  • Mug (noun)

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

  • Mug (noun)

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

  • Mug

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • 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

  • Mug (noun)

    the quantity that can be held in a mug

  • Mug (noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  • Mug (noun)

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

  • Mug (noun)

    with handle and usually cylindrical

  • Mug (verb)

    rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence;

    "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"

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