Definition of chalice in English:

chalice

Syllabification: chal·ice
Pronunciation: /ˈCHaləs
 
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noun

historical
1A large cup or goblet, typically used for drinking wine.
More example sentences
  • Without hesitating, she strode to the pillar supporting the glass chalice and firmly grasped the goblet by the stem.
  • I don't think you would get away with a ‘Jesus Bar’ advertised by a leering Christ holding a chalice of wine.
  • The next day he presented the Senate and plebs with a banquet, his pure, stainless, and holy body, the bread of angels, of which man has partaken, and he set chalices filled with wine before them.
1.1The wine cup used in the Christian Eucharist.
More example sentences
  • I poured some wine into my little chalice and set it before him, but when I reached farther into the kit I discovered to my horror that I had forgotten the wafers.
  • The infiltration of Manichee notions could be detected when Christians at the Eucharist accepted the host but not the chalice.
  • In the 19th century, the temperance and sanitation movements led many Protestants to replace wine and chalice with individual communion cups and grape juice.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin calix, calic- 'cup'.

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