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1. Grail A cup or plate that, according to medieval legend, was used by Jesus at the Last Supper and later became the object of many chivalric quests.
2. often Grail The object of a prolonged endeavor. In both senses also called Holy Grail.
[Middle English greal, from Old French graal, from Medieval Latin gradālis, flat dish, of unknown origin.]
(European Myth & Legend) See Holy Grail
1. (usu. cap.) a cup or chalice that in medieval legend was associated with unusual powers and was much sought after by knights: identified with the cup used at the Last Supper and given to Joseph of Arimathea.
2. (sometimes cap.) any greatly desired and sought-after objective.Also called Holy Grail.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French grahel, Old French gräel, grel < Medieval Latin gradālis platter, of uncertain orig.]
Grailsmall particles of any kind—Johnson, 1755.
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|Noun||1.||grail - the object of any prolonged endeavor|
|2.||grail - (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper|