Definition of goblet in English:

Share this entry

goblet

Pronunciation: /ˈɡäblət/

noun

1A drinking glass with a foot and a stem.
Example sentences
  • Then the break ended and she was back to washing the gold rimmed china and crystal goblets and glasses, cleaning the sterling silver and stainless steel, it was endless.
  • Although I am not a fan of the huge oversized glasses commonly employed, I am happy to see the quality of the glassware has increased immensely, with clumsy, shallow glass goblets being replaced by more appropriate crystal stems.
  • Without hesitating, she strode to the pillar supporting the glass chalice and firmly grasped the goblet by the stem.
Synonyms
1.1 archaic A metal or glass bowl-shaped drinking cup, sometimes with a foot and a cover.
Example sentences
  • She tried unsuccessfully to catch the metal goblet before it landed on the floor.
  • There was a machete, a dagger, two metal goblets, and a dark green cloth bag.
  • The exhibition is on view until December 31 and includes ceramics, bone and metal implements, goblets, pitchers, fragments of marionettes, and Chinese porcelain.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French gobelet, diminutive of gobel 'cup', of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gob·let

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.