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measuring cup

noun

Simple Definition of measuring cup

  • : a cup that has markings for measuring ingredients when cooking; also : a cup that holds a particular amount of an ingredient used in cooking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of measuring cup

US

  1. :  a cup that has markings for measuring ingredients when cooking; also :  a cup that holds a particular amount of an ingredient used in cooking <a set of measuring cups ranging from 1⁄4 cup to 1 cup>

Word by Word Definitions

measureplay measuring
  1. :  an adequate or due portion

    :  a moderate degree

    :  moderation, temperance

  1. :  to choose or control with cautious restraint :  regulate

    :  to regulate by a standard :  govern

    :  to allot or apportion in measured amounts

  1. :  an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel

    :  a drinking vessel and its contents

    :  the consecrated wine of the Communion

  1. :  to treat by cupping

    :  to curve into the shape of a cup

    :  to place in or as if in a cup


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