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
Recent Examples of grail from the Web
But ultimately, the holy grail for Wenger and his team -- an elusive Champions League -- has yet to be won.
As someone who spends a lot of time flying drones and juggling with video-game like controllers to operate them, this is the holy grail.
The missing footage, if ever located, would be an archivist’s holy grail.
By creating this huge company, Bell Atlantic (BEL) would be able to offer the holy grail of telecommunications: a bundle of local, long-distance, cellular, and data services on one phone bill.
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Origin and Etymology of grail
Middle English greal, graal, from Middle French, bowl, grail, from Medieval Latin gradalis
First Known Use: 14th century
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