\ˈgrāl \

Definition of grail 

1 capitalized : the cup or platter used according to medieval legend by Christ at the Last Supper and thereafter the object of knightly quests

2 : the object of an extended or difficult quest

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His two-story space in Tribeca houses a trove of design grails collected over the years, including a vast array of Austrian designer Carl Auböck’s table-top pieces in brass, wood, wicker, and horn. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "Design Dealer Patrick Parrish Talks Flea Market Fashion and When To Grab Furniture Off the Street," 13 Mar. 2018 But the dish needed improvements to get closer to my grail ribs. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 Amp up your current product collection with these holy-grail picks from the experts. Ni'kesia Pannell, SELF, "9 Natural Hair Bloggers Share Their Holy Grail Products for Curls and Coils," 4 June 2018 In a menswear universe that moves by the day in a more practical direction, turning clothes that provide value, function, and timeless style into legit grails, ROA stands out. Jake Woolf, GQ, "You Could Use a Style Upgrade," 21 Mar. 2018 Loading View on Instagram Supreme’s celebrity portrait tees are holy-grail collector's items for streetwear fans, and every new release sparks a frenzy. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Jim Jones Is Still Salty About That Supreme Tee," 11 Apr. 2018 The grail Wade seeks is the ultimate Easter egg, hidden in the deepest recesses of the game by its creator, James Halliday (Mark Rylance). Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Ready Player One’ Review: Motion Trounces Emotion," 29 Mar. 2018 Here's our logic: If standard Sundays are the prime brunching day of the week, then Easter Sunday is like the holy brunching grail., "11 Brunch Ideas To Get Things Hoppin' This Easter," 26 Mar. 2018 Your tribal bracelet from Hermès that looks like a war-launching grail from Indiana Jones. GQ, "No Stone Unturned: A Man’s Guide to Jewelry," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of grail

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grail

Middle English greal, graal, from Middle French, bowl, grail, from Medieval Latin gradalis

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