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Definition of grail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also the Holy Grail)
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  1. 1[singular] the cup or bowl believed to have been used by Jesus Christ before he died, that became a holy thing that people wanted to find
  2. 2[countable] a thing that you try very hard to find or achieve, but never will
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