chalice

noun
chal·​ice | \ ˈcha-ləs How to pronounce chalice (audio) \

Definition of chalice

1 : a drinking cup : goblet especially : the eucharistic cup
2 : the cup-shaped interior of a flower

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In the next two days, Conservative lawmakers will select two candidates to be paraded in front of the wider party membership for a final decision on who will take on the fateful (and twice fatal) Brexit chalice. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "An alleged ex-spy is upending Boris Johnson's play for British Prime Minister," 18 June 2019 There were crystal chalices generously filled with red wine, thimble-sized cups of warm tomato soup, and bites of pork belly. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Ruled at Last Night’s Premiere for Mary Queen of Scots," 5 Dec. 2018 In the final moments of the show, Petronella, played by actress Anya Taylor-Joy, walks in on Marin about to drink from a chalice filled with poison. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Miniaturist Star Anya Taylor-Joy Talks Marin's Secret and This Episode's Most Shocking Scene," 17 Sep. 2018 At school, Betty checks out her mom’s story: there are initials on the windowsill and chalices in the trophy case. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "Someone Died in the Riverdale Flashback Episode and I Need to Talk About It ASAP," 8 Nov. 2018 On June 27, before a funeral for Agnes Hicks could begin at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte Hall, WTTG-TV reports a guest knocked over a chalice, damaging it and angering the priest. Fox News, "Priest who booted funeral from church placed on leave," 3 July 2018 But despite his otherwise nondescript appearance, the hulking chalice made Alex Ovechkin unmistakable, one of Russia's most recognizable athletes carrying hockey's grandest trophy to his country's most iconic spot. Isabelle Khurshudyan, chicagotribune.com, "Alex Ovechkin brings the Stanley Cup to his homeland of Russia: 'It was incredible'," 9 July 2018 Hence, golden chalices, carved rhino horns and glass tankards. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "That red plastic cup is a Chicago original. Proceed to party.," 29 June 2018 There was one piece a crown of thorns (from Sean Leane) and the chalice potentially. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "The Met’s Costume Institute unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition during preview before the Met Gala," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of chalice

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chalice

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx

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chalice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chalice

: a special cup for holding wine especially : the cup used in the Christian ceremony of Communion

chalice

noun
chal·​ice | \ ˈcha-ləs How to pronounce chalice (audio) \

Kids Definition of chalice

: goblet

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