cupful

noun cup·ful \ ˈkəp-ˌfu̇l \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of cupful

plural cupfuls play \ˈkəp-ˌfu̇lz\ also cupsful play \ˈkəps-ˌfu̇l\
1 : as much as a cup will hold
2 : cup 7

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First Known Use of cupful

12th century


CUPFUL Defined for English Language Learners

cupful

noun

Definition of cupful for English Language Learners

  • : the amount held by a cup


CUPFUL Defined for Kids

cupful

noun cup·ful \ ˈkəp-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of cupful for Students

plural cupfuls \-ˌfu̇lz\ also cupsful \ˈkəps-ˌfu̇l\
1 : the amount held by a cup
  • We served forty cupfuls of soup.
2 : a half pint : eight ounces (about 236 milliliters)


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