What does grail mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grail(noun)

    the object of any prolonged endeavor

  2. grail, Holy Grail, Sangraal(noun)

    (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grail(noun)

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

  2. Grail(noun)

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

  3. Grail(noun)

    small particles of earth; gravel

  4. Grail(noun)

    one of the small feathers of a hawk

  5. Origin: [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. Vinay Somera:

    The automotive sector is the holy grail.

  2. Daniel Heller:

    Ultimately desalinization is the Holy Grail.

  3. Seth Shapiro:

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

  4. Jay Flatley:

    The actual economics of Grail will be fully disclosed in our financials.

  5. Joshua Warren:

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

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