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  • adj. Resembling a cup.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling the shape of a cup


cup +‎ -like (Wiktionary)


  • There, raised an inch above the tissues lining the bottom, resting on a pedestal fashioned from the cardboard core of a toilet paper roll, is a cuplike nest the diameter of a quarter.


  • She wears no shoes and sits curled up on her legs, like a cat, in a cuplike leather chair.


  • After a short while, the sound of the little brook was joined by the louder sound of falling water, and through a gap in the trees ahead, Kellen could see what must be their destination for the night: a wide crack in the canyon wall where a tiny waterfall spilled down from above to fill a cuplike catch-basin before spilling away into the narrow stream.

    Tran Siberian

  • Finally a gorge opened into a cuplike valley to and from which there was only this one entrance and exit, marked in pines and rubbly slopes.

    Archive 2007-09-30

  • The mechanics of this can be understood by thinking of a digital camera sensor as a flat sheet of material pocked with millions hence “mega” of cylindrical, cuplike pixels.

    Cupcakes and camera pixels

  • At the top of each crèche was an arm apparatus, with a cuplike attachment at the end.

    Old Mans War

  • Thus the phone company effectively fought off the competitive challenge posed by the Hush-a-Phone, a sort of small cuplike attachment put around the mouthpiece to increase the privacy of the speaker.


  • Tubes running from large backpacks ended in cuplike cones.

    Jed the Dead

  • But instead of pouring juice from the Thermos into its cuplike top, instead of lifting that cuplike top to her mouth, he gripped her neck harder and tipped her head backwards and brought the Thermos up to her mouth.

    In the Presence of the Enemy

  • On the stones he used for cooling after the quench lay a circular cuplike device with a blunt-very blunt-hook and two bows-most of a morning's work.

    Fall of Angels


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