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chalice definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup [syn: chalice, goblet]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx Date: 14th century 1. a drinking cup ; goblet; especially the eucharistic cup 2. the cup-shaped interior of a flower

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 literary a goblet. 2 a wine-cup used in the Communion service. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L calix -icis cup

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chalice Chal"ice, n. [OR. chalis, calice, OF. chalice, calice, F. calice, fr. L. calix, akin to Gr. ? and E. helmet. Cf. Calice, Calyx.] A cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(chalices) 1. A chalice is a large gold or silver cup with a stem. Chalices are used to hold wine in the Christian service of Holy Communion. N-COUNT 2. If you refer to a job or an opportunity as a poisoned chalice, you mean that it seems to be very attractive but you believe it will lead to failure. He does not regard his new job as a poisoned chalice... PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, PHR after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cup (especially the communion cup), bowl, goblet.


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