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ˈtʃæl ɪschal·ice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chalice, gobletnoun

    a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup


  1. chalicenoun

    A large drinking cup, often having a stem and base and used especially for formal occasions and religious ceremonies.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chalicenoun

    Etymology: calic, Sax. calice, Fr. calix, Lat.

    When in your motion you are hot,
    And, that he calls for drink, I’ll have prepar’d him
    A chalice for the nonce. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    All the church at that time did not think emblematical figures unlawful ornaments of cups or chalices. Edward Stillingfleet.


  1. Chalice

    A chalice (from Latin calix 'mug', borrowed from Ancient Greek κύλιξ (kulix) 'cup') or goblet is a footed cup intended to hold a drink. In religious practice, a chalice is often used for drinking during a ceremony or may carry a certain symbolic meaning.


  1. chalice

    A chalice is a goblet or cup, typically used to hold wine and associated with religious ceremonies or rituals, particularly in Christian liturgy during the Eucharist. It can be made of precious metals like gold or silver and may be adorned with jewels or engravings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chalicenoun

    a cup or bowl; especially, the cup used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper

  2. Etymology: [OR. chalis, calice, OF. chalice, calice, F. calice, fr. L. calix, akin to Gr. and E. helmet. Cf. Calice, Calyx.]


  1. Chalice

    A Chalice is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a drink. In general religious terms, it is intended for drinking during a ceremony.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chalice

    chal′is, n. a cup or bowl: a communion-cup.—adj. Chal′iced, cup-like. [Fr. calice—L. calix, calicis; Gr. kylix, a cup. Calyx is a different word, but from the same root.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalice in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chalice in a Sentence

  1. Adam Skelter:

    Power's not a chalice. It's a hammer. And it only does one thing. Power smashes. The subtext of all power is extortion. It's always the threat of force, of imprisonment, the threat of death. Always.”

  2. Crisis Group senior consultant:

    Mnangagwa's austerity measures and the accompanying (impoverishment)... of most Zimbabweans makes many feel they were better off under Mugabe, but the former president had set the country on a unsustainable course that at some point was going to crash, mnangagwa to a large extent inherited a poisoned chalice, but one that he bears partial responsibility for.

  3. Buzz Aldrin:

    In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine, i poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

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