Meaning of chalice in English:


Translate chalice into Spanish


  • 1historical A large cup or goblet.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Golden chalices and great swords and weapons hung everywhere.’
    • ‘Within the Christian tradition it has generally been believed that the Grail was the actual chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper.’
    1. 1.1The wine cup used in the Christian Eucharist.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘An updated report on the use of a common communion cup says people may have more to fear from people dipping the bread in the wine than from sipping from the same chalice used by other congregants.’
      • ‘The very entrance of the priest, bearing the veiled chalice and paten and preceded by servers, announces that an action of extraordinary importance is about to be re-enacted.’
      trophy, chalice


Middle English via Old French from Latin calix, calic- ‘cup’.