- 1A basin for holy water, especially on the wall near the door of a Roman Catholic church for worshippers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves.More example sentences
- On the walls there were rosaries, medals, several pictures of the Virgin, and a holy-water stoup made out of a coconut.
- One appeared to be a holy water stoup such as was found in Roman Catholic churches, of a plain character.
- A factory document of 1743 reveals that a series of holy water stoups had been commissioned by the nuns in the Royal Convent of Unshod Carmelites in Madrid.
- 1.1 • archaic A flagon or beaker for drink: the jailer returned and left a stoup of waterMore example sentences
- II.3 has Iago left alone after Cassio's departure, after he has wheedled him into drinking a stoup of wine.
Middle English (in the sense 'pail, small cask'): from Old Norse staup, of Germanic origin; related to the verb steep2.
More definitions of stoupDefinition of stoup in:
- The US English dictionary