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grail


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grail  \Grail\,  n.  [OF.  graal,  greal,  greet,  F.  graal,  gr?al,  LL 
  gradalis  gradale,  prob.  derived  fr  L.  crater  bowl,  mixing 
  vessel,  Gr  krath`r.  See  {Crater.}] 
  A  broad,  open  dish;  a  chalice;  --  only  used  of  the  Holy 
  Grail. 
 
  Note:  The  Holy  Grail,  according  to  some  legends  of  the  Middle 
  Ages,  was  the  cup  used  by  our  Savior  in  dispensing  the 
  wine  at  the  last  supper;  and  according  to  others  the 
  platter  on  which  the  paschal  lamb  was  served  at  the 
  last  Passover  observed  by  our  Lord.  This  cup,  according 
  to  the  legend,  if  appoached  by  any  but  a  perfectly  pure 
  and  holy  person,  would  be  borne  away  and  vanish  from 
  the  sight.  The  quest  of  the  Holy  Grail  was  to  be 
  undertaken  only  by  a  knight  who  was  perfectly  chaste  in 
  thought,  word  and  act 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grail  \Grail\,  n.  [F.  gr[^e]le  hail,  from  gr['E]s  grit,  OHG. 
  griex,  grioz,  G.  gries,  gravel,  grit.  See  {Grit.}] 
  Small  particles  of  earth;  gravel.  [Obs.] 
 
  Lying  down  upon  the  sandy  grail.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grail  \Grail\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  graite  slender,  F.  gr[^e]te.] 
  One  of  the  small  feathers  of  a  hawk. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grail  \Grail\,  n.  [OF.  greel,  LL  gradale.  See  {Gradual},  n.] 
  A  book  of  offices  in  the  Roman  Catholic  Church;  a  gradual. 
  [Obs.]  --T.  Warton. 
 
  Such  as  antiphonals,  missals,  grails,  processionals, 
  etc  --Strype. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grail 
  n  :  (legend)  used  by  Christ  at  the  last  supper  [syn:  {Holy  Grail}, 
  {Sangraal}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GRAIL 
 
  Graphical  Input  Language. 
 
  A  {flow  chart}  language  entered  on  a  graphics  tablet.  The 
  graphical  follow-on  to  {JOSS}. 
 
  ["The  GRAIL  Language  and  Operations",  T.O.  Ellis  et  al 
  RM-6001-ARPA,  RAND,  Sept  1969]. 
 
  (1995-01-23) 
 
 




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