Definition of Chalice

1. Noun. A bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup.

Exact synonyms: Goblet
Generic synonyms: Cup
Specialized synonyms: Grail, Holy Grail, Sangraal



Definition of Chalice

1. n. A cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Definition of Chalice

1. Noun. A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chalice

1. a drinking cup [n -S] : CHALICED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalice

chalcophiles
chalcophyllite
chalcopyrite
chalcopyrites
chalcosiderite
chalcosis
chalcothallite
chalder
chalders
chaldron
chaldrons
chaleh
chalehs
chalet
chalets
chalice (current term)
chalice cell
chalice sign
chalice vine
chaliced
chalicelike
chalices
chalicosis
chalicothere
chalicotheres
chalinoplasty
chalk
chalk and talk
chalk bag
chalk dust

Literary usage of Chalice

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1. Transactions by Glasgow Archaeological Society, British Pomological Society (1899)
"In 1854 a chalice and paten of pewter were found at the left side of a body at Old Sarum.1 When the church Pewter Coffin chalice ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The laws of the Northumbrian priests imposed a fine upon all who should "hallow housel" in a wooden chalice and the so-called canons of ..."

3. Old English Plate, Ecclesiastical, Decorative, and Domestic: Its Makers and by Wilfred Joseph Cripps (1894)
"They were somewhat easily broken off; nud when a chalice had lost one or more of them, ... It will be seen from the engravings of Bishop Fox's chalice (No. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"chalice OF ST. REMT.—When visiting the cathedral at Rheims in May last, I examined with great pleasure the fine collection of church plate there preserved, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The next alteration in the form of chalice. FIG. 16. ... In some few cases a real chalice was buried with some ecclesiastic of rank, ..."

6. Divine Worship in England in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by John David Chambers (1877)
"This Ablution of the fingers over the chalice and triple ... the Particle which has remained in the chalice, and let him hold out to the Deacon the chalice ..."

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