cup [-s] n
OE < mod. Fr. coupe, drinking-vessel, cup.
- Drink; cupful; vessel with strong drink contained in it.
- Drinking-vessel; small glass; small open container for liquids.
- Eucharist; sacrament of the Lord's supper; wine taken at the Communion; [allusion to the “bitter cup”] suffering of Christ for all humankind in the garden of Gethsemane (see Luke 22:41-44).
- Experience; [fig.] suffering; affliction; bitter agony of Christ's atonement (see Luke 22:42).