measuring cup

noun

Definition of measuring cup

US
: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

measure play measuring
  1. : an adequate or due portion

  2. : a moderate degree

  3. : a fixed or suitable limit : bounds

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

  2. : to regulate by a standard : govern

  3. : to allot or apportion in measured amounts

cup play
  1. : an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel

  2. : a drinking vessel and its contents

  3. : the consecrated wine of the Communion

  1. : to treat by cupping

  2. : to curve into the shape of a cup

  3. : to place in or as if in a cup


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