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

Examples of chalice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that’s probably a high estimate for everyday people that want to have a glass of wine out of a uranium chalice. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2022 The Cup, for those whose hearts don’t flutter at its mere mention, is the giant silver chalice that is awarded each spring to the winner of the National Hockey League championship. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The 7-year-old girl grabbed the chalice with the consecrated wine representing the blood of Christ and took a sip. Alfonzo Galvan, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 The one thing missing, of course, is that shiny silver chalice for the trophy case. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2022 Those treasures included the famous gold burial mask (pictured above), a solid gold coffin, thrones, archery bows, trumpets, a lotus chalice, and various pieces of furniture. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Feb. 2022 Someone slit the animal’s throat and filled a chalice with the blood that came glomping out. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2022 Replicas of a drinking chalice that was carved out of a block of alabaster and the pharaoh's personal bed, made of gold and gilded ebony, further transport visitors into the lavish — but short — life of King Tut. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 17 Jan. 2022 The men passed the chalice around the fire, each taking sips from the cup. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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