grail
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡɹeɪɫ/
Noun

grail (plural grails)

  1. The Holy Grail.
  2. The object of an extended or difficult quest.
    Becoming an astronaut was his grail.
Noun

grail (plural grails)

  1. A book of offices in the Roman Catholic Church; a gradual.
    • antiphonals, missals, grails, processionals, etc.
Noun

grail (uncountable)

  1. (poetic) Small particles of earth; gravel.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      Hereof this gentle knight vnweeting was, / And lying downe vpon the sandie graile, / Drunke of the streame, as cleare as cristall glas [...].
Noun

grail (plural grails)

  1. One of the small feathers of a hawk.

GRAIL
Proper noun
  1. (space, NASA) Initialism of Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory



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