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

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

  2. Grail(noun)

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

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

  3. Grail(noun)

    small particles of earth; gravel

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

  4. Grail(noun)

    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. William O. Douglas:

    This means we must subject the machinetechnologyto control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money. The search of the young today is more specific than the ancient search for the Holy Grail. The search of the youth today is for ways and means to make the machineand the vast bureaucracy of the corporation state and of government that runs that machinethe servant of man. That is the revolution that is coming. That revolutionnow that the people hold the residual powers of governmentneed not be a repetition of 1776. It could be a revolution in the nature of an explosive political regeneration. It depends on how wise the Establishment is. If, with its stockpile of arms, it resolves to suppress the dissenters, America will face, I fear, an awful ordeal.

  2. Rodrigo Duterte:

    You are a Filipino who was allowed to abuse our country ... in the name of the holy grail of press freedom, you are not only throwing toilet paper, you are throwing shit at us.

  3. Daniel Heller:

    Ultimately desalinization is the Holy Grail.

  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. Seth Shapiro:

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

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