- The definition of a chalice is a cup or goblet.
The cup used to drink wine during Holy Communion is an example of a chalice.
An ornate gold chalice.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a cup; goblet
- the cup for the wine of Holy Communion
- a cup-shaped flower
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin calix, cup: see calix
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- A cup or goblet.
- A cup for the consecrated wine of the Eucharist.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin calix, calic-.