Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a cup.

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

  • adjective resembling the shape of a cup

Etymologies

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cup +‎ -like

Examples

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

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • 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

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

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

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

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • 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.

    Birdology

  • 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

  • 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.

    Assignment: School for Spies -- Edward S. Aarons

  • 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.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

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