Definition of chalice
1 : a drinking cup : goblet; especially : the eucharistic cup
2 : the cup-shaped interior of a flower
Recent Examples of chalice from the Web
Jimmy Swaggart, caught frequenting the illicit lady-chalices in that luxurious neighborhood called Out By The Airport.
Chalice is a realistic and sympathetic character who does not want to be a superhero and have the fate of the world on her shoulders.
At first sight, Alana Wilson’s vases, jugs and chalices look about 3,000 years old.
The preseason pick by many to play for the Stanley Cup and even pass the silver chalice around to each other never got within shouting distance of it, trudging dejectedly off the ice just like previous versions did.
There is a Dirty South Happy Hour that features ’90s hip-hop music, canned cocktails and a bottle of Cristal served in a blingy chalice.
Apollo gave the great bird one of his favorite chalices to collect the magical water.
Don’t miss the plantain chips served over coleslaw and quinoa as well as the Portobello tacos and mango guacamole, washed down with a chalice of homemade stevia-sweetened lemonade.
The artwork for this one features knights and ladies, with chalices and crests.
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Origin and Etymology of chalice
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CHALICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chalice for English Language Learners
: a special cup for holding wine; especially : the cup used in the Christian ceremony of Communion
CHALICE Defined for Kids
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