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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grailnoun

    the object of any prolonged endeavor

  2. grail, Holy Grail, Sangraalnoun

    (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grailnoun

    a book of offices in the Roman Catholic Church; a gradual

    Etymology: [OF. greel, LL. gradale. See Gradual, n.]

  2. Grailnoun

    a broad, open dish; a chalice; -- only used of the Holy Grail

    Etymology: [OF. greel, LL. gradale. See Gradual, n.]

  3. Grailnoun

    small particles of earth; gravel

    Etymology: [OF. greel, LL. gradale. See Gradual, n.]

  4. Grailnoun

    one of the small feathers of a hawk

    Etymology: [OF. greel, LL. gradale. See Gradual, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grail

    grāl, n. (Spens.) small particles of any kind, as sand. [O. Fr. graile (Fr. grêle), hail—L. gracilis, slender.]

  2. Grail

    See Gradual.

  3. Grail

    grāl, n. in medieval legend, the Holy Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper. [Orig. the San Greal, 'Holy Dish' (not Sang Real, 'Holy Blood'), in which it is said Joseph of Arimathea collected our Lord's blood; from O. Fr. graal or greal, a flat dish—Low L. gradale, a flat dish, app. a corr. of Low L. cratella, a dim. of crater, a bowl. Diez suggests as the origin a lost cratalis, from cratus, Low L. form of crater.]

Editors Contribution

  1. grail

    Repository of blood power and inheritance, such as a child.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grail in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grail in a Sentence

  1. Travis Landry:

    When it comes to any field of collecting, there's always that pinnacle' Holy Grail' item where it's just that the supply that's out there can no way meet the demand and that causes the price to go through the roof.

  2. Seth Shapiro:

    It's the holy grail, to be able to sell cross platform advertising.

  3. Joshua Warren:

    The weird thing, the real holy grail here, was what we picked up with this brand-new piece of technology.

  4. Elliot Ehrich:

    Can we use our existing tools or add on other tools to give patients an option to heal their brain? that’s the holy grail, but we are not there yet.

  5. Bill Gross:

    We are rolling out technology that can beat the price of fossil fuels and also not make the CO2 emissions, and that's really the holy grail.

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