goblet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goblet a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
    • n goblet a drinking glass with a base and stem
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.
    • n Goblet A kind of cup or drinking vessel having a foot or standard, but without a handle. "We love not loaded boards and goblets crowned."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goblet A crater-shaped drinking-vessel of glass or other material, without a handle. A large drinking-vessel for wine, especially one used in festivities or on ceremonious occasions.
    • n goblet In the United States, a glass with a foot and stem, as distinguished from a tumbler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Goblet gob′let a large drinking-cup without a handle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gobelet, LL. gobeletus, gobellus,; cf. L. cupa, tub, cask. See Cupel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. gobelet, dim. of gobel—Low L. cupellus, a dim. of L. cupa, a cask. See Cup.

Usage

In literature:

At 8 A.M., half a tumbler of iron-water, and breakfast, consisting of fruit, steak, potatoes, coffee, and a goblet of milk.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
In the collection are fragments from goblets, beakers, bowls, and wineglasses.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
Others poured red or golden wine from the vases into the goblets.
"Miscellanea" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
It was Finnabair that placed her hand on every goblet and cup Ferdiad quaffed.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
When Caesar brought it, frosted and clear and odorous, the judge raised his own goblet and bowed to his caller.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
I will send for some, in a golden goblet, the moment we arrive.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
His hand went into the dimness and came out bearing a silver goblet.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
There's a Berovieri goblet that some Venetian count has, that Leslie's set his heart on.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Bitter drafts of the waters of Marah were served to him in the iron goblet of Fate.
"Literary Hearthstones of Dixie" by La Salle Corbell Pickett
Darius raised the goblet he still held and setting it to his lips drank it at a draught.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
An hour before sunset Paft turned his goblet upside down on his table, a move followed speedily by every chieftain in the circle.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Samuel was left alone with the half-filled goblet of noxious wine in his hand.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
Why thus with blood the goblet crown, and all my hopes deceive?
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
He beckoned to the cup-bearers, he wanted a goblet of wine.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Only the prior and subprior had silver goblets: glass there was none.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
Goblet in possession of Colonel Wilks, 201, 202.
"Strange Pages from Family Papers" by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
His right hand held his goblet in readiness for the toast when the sounds should cease.
"The Argosy" by Various
In the tavern of Fortunata, the marble of the counter is still stained with the traces of the ancient goblets.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
There were six men there, seated at the upper-priests' banquet table, drinking from golden goblets.
"Temple Trouble" by Henry Beam Piper
Then, too, on our escutcheon is one of these same goblets.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
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In poetry:

"A goblet to my love!" she cried,
"Prince where the sea-winds fly!"
(Her love!--it was for that he died,
And for it she should die.)
"Adelil" by Cale Young Rice
Then cause we Horace to be read,
Which sung or said,
A goblet, to the brim,
Of lyric wine, both swell'd and crown'd,
Around
We quaff to him.
"An Ode To Sir Clipsby Crew" by Robert Herrick
The Watcher on the summit stands
With a blue goblet in his hands;
He slowly drinks the glimmering years,
The sparkling laughter and the tears.
"The Watcher" by Mary Webb
The Earth has drunk the vintage up;
What boots it patch the goblet's splinters?
Can Summer fill the icy cup,
Whose treacherous crystal is but Winter's?
"Hebe" by James Russell Lowell
And gaily the dark-visaged seamen
Quaff, cursing the mists and the rain;
Gravely drinking from goblets of silver
Sits their chief, Don Fereija of Spain.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Filled is Life's goblet to the brim;
And though my eyes with tears are dim,
I see its sparkling bubbles swim,
And chant a melancholy hymn
With solemn voice and slow.
"The Goblet Of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Top 100 Children's Novels Poll #98: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. School Library Journal.
Warner Bros Pictures Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Warner Bros Pictures' fantasy 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," director Mike Newell's adaptation of J.K.
' Goblet ' is a sure-fire hit.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The magic continues.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews Walk the Line and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
asks a serving wench bearing a tray full of goblets.
Shake until ice cold and serve in a deep champagne goblet with a large thin lemon twist.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is the fourth book in British author J.K.
Years ago someone came up with that cute line about 49ers fans and their brie and white wine, and it stuck like brie debris to the lip of a wine goblet.
Rachel Marie Lewis, who is also currently filming A Winter Rose and was the Golden Goblet singer on Glee.
You are going to start off with a sugar rimmed goblet filled with ice.
And all points in between, the women in front of the cameras use their over-sized wine goblets and enormous cocktail glasses as if they were simply extensions of their arms.
Some of her entertaining showstoppers include cupcakes that so closely resemble adorable potted succulent plants that recipients might be tempted to water them, and DIY cake stands made from vintage plates and goblets.
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