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Jazz music and, more specifically, jazz musicians, are my artistic heroes. I want to be the Thelonious Monk of acting. He had no concern for how well he was received. He played whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He just wasn't interested in achieving the good opinion of his audience. That's the Holy Grail of acting; of any art form.
Trevor St. John

Meaning of "Grail" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAIL

Grail  [ɡreɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grail is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Grail

Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly holy, first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes: it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chrétien's story attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the later 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who makes the grail a great precious stone that fell from the sky. The Grail legend became interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice. The connection with Joseph of Arimathea and with vessels associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus, dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain. Building upon this theme, later writers recounted how Joseph used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and how he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe in Britain. The legend may combine Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAIL


Azrael
ˈæzreɪl
bedrail
ˈbɛdˌreɪl
brail
breɪl
Braille
breɪl
contrail
ˈkɒntreɪl
derail
dɪˈreɪl
entrail
ɪnˈtreɪl
frail
freɪl
graal
ɡreɪl
guardrail
ˈɡɑːdˌreɪl
handrail
ˈhændˌreɪl
headrail
ˈhɛdˌreɪl
interrail
ˈɪntəˌreɪl
monorail
ˈmɒnəʊˌreɪl
rail
reɪl
Thrale
θreɪl
trail
treɪl
vitrail
ˈvɪtreɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAIL

Graham Land
Graham´s law
Grahame
Graiae
Graian Alps
grain
grain alcohol
grain elevator
grainage
graine
grainer
grainfield
Grainger

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAIL

audit trail
blaze a trail
campaign trail
curtain rail
dado rail
drail
fire trail
hiking trail
Holy Grail
light rail
nature trail
Oregon trail
paper trail
picture rail
Santa Fe Trail
serail
third rail
towel rail
vapour trail
water rail

Synonyms and antonyms of Grail in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Grail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAIL

Find out the translation of Grail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Grail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Grail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣杯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Grial
570 millions of speakers

English

Grail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكأس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Грааль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Graal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রানিয় আলেপস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Graal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alps Graian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gral
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖杯
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성배
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Graian Alps
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Chén
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரேயன் ஆல்ப்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रॅयन आल्प्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Graian Alps
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Graal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Graal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Грааль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Grail
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Grail
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Graal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Grail
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Grail
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAIL»

The term «Grail» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.118 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Grail

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4 QUOTES WITH «GRAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Grail.
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Terry Gilliam
We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies.
2
William H. Macy
Oh yeah, that's the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he's the real deal, isn't he? He doesn't get the girl, and he doesn't care.
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Bre Pettis
My personal mission has always been to empower people to be creative. But the Holy Grail of a tinkerer is to make something that makes something.
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Trevor St. John
Jazz music and, more specifically, jazz musicians, are my artistic heroes. I want to be the Thelonious Monk of acting. He had no concern for how well he was received. He played whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He just wasn't interested in achieving the good opinion of his audience. That's the Holy Grail of acting; of any art form.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAIL»

Discover the use of Grail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Grail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Holy Blood, Holy Grail
According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will ...
Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln, 2007
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The Book of the Holy Grail
This book is the most anticipated publishing event in human history.
Joseph of Arimathea, J. R. Ploughman, 1999
3
Guardians of the Holy Grail
Guardians of the Holy Grail proves that the Grail existed many thousands of years before Christ, and that it is as old as the Garden of Eden itself.
Mark Amaru Pinkham, 2004
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The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief
Traces the varied history, legends, and myths of the Holy Grail, from the medieval Church's religious version of the secular ideal and Chrétien de Troyes's twelfth-century romances to popular best sellers of the late twentieth century.
Richard W. Barber, 2004
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Lancelot-Grail: The quest for the Holy Grail:
Bost-Vulgate Cycle, and is one of the main sources used by Sir Thomas Malory. --
Norris J. Lacy, 2010
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The Grail Legend
The work is far better researched than many other Jungian studies, and is written with a spritely, charming touch. A delightful volume."--Robert Segal, University of Lancaster, editor of "Jung on Mythology" and "The Gnostic Jung"
Emma Jung, Marie-Luise von Franz, 1998
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Merlin and the Grail: Joseph of Arimathea, Merlin, Perceval ...
This trilogy establishes a provenance for the Holy Grail and, through the figure of Merlin, links Joseph of Arimathea with mythical British history and with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest.
Robert (de Boron), 2001
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The Quest of the Holy Grail
Despite its Arthurian setting and although it forms part of a vast compilation called the Prose Lancelot, it is a spiritual fable. This is a guide to the spiritual life aimed at the court, rather than the cloister.
‎1969
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The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol
The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple ...
Roger Sherman Loomis, 1991
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The Grail: The Celtic Origins of the Sacred Icon
Yet the Grail, as an object that is both close and unapproachable, was not the original focus of these stories. The Celtic tales on which the Grail legend is based emphasize the theme of the Quest.
Jean Markale, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Grail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Could this be the Holy Grail of bourbon?
Five glasses held the future. Five bourbons waited. Only one would emerge with the coveted title of the Holy Grail. Buffalo Trace's Single Oak ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
2
The Holy Grail in Golf
Associated Press •Jordan Spieth hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday at ... «Texarkana Gazette, Jul 15»
3
Specialized Grail short finger gloves
Where it's common to see glove-padding increase to help overcome hand numbness, Bickel's Grail glove design went the opposite way. «BikeRadar.com, Jul 15»
4
Still chasing the holy grail: Australian music stalwarts Mark Seymour …
Today the Conversation Hour features three Australian rock veterans who have taken different paths to success. They tell us how they've kept ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»
5
Is Facebook The Holy Grail Of Political Advertising?
Last month, the National Journal Magazine published an article about the emerging role of Facebook as “the single most important tool” for ... «MediaPost Communications, Jul 15»
6
Cuba Route Would Be Carnival's Holy Grail
Cuba has long been the so-called Holy Grail of the Caribbean cruise market, and Carnival is clearly on the path to gaining entrance to the ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
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The holy grail of climate economics? A price on carbon.
... economic and political conditions. At the heart of this broader approach, however, lies the holy grail of climate economics: a price on carbon. «Environmental Defense Fund, Jul 15»
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Searching For The Holy Grail Of Marketing? You Can Stop At The …
If you're looking to ramp up your marketing strategy, look no further than the universal customer profile. Columnist Erik Bratt explains what you ... «Marketing Land, Jul 15»
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'It's almost the Holy Grail of international cricket'
Australia and Middlesex batsman Joe Burns says that coming over to England and winning the Ashes is "almost the Holy Grail of international ... «Cricket World, Jul 15»
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'Holy Grail' Shark Photos: Great White Attacks Recorded Off Cape Cod
Researchers with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy managed to observe several instances of predation off the coast of Cape Cod this ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Grail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/grail>. Mar 2020 ».
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