Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drinking vessel, such as a glass, that has a stem and base.
  • n. Archaic A drinking bowl without handles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A drinking vessel with a foot and stem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cup or drinking vessel having a foot or standard, but without a handle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crater-shaped drinking-vessel of glass or other material, without a handle.
  • n. In the United States, a glass with a foot and stem, as distinguished from a tumbler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drinking glass with a base and stem
  • n. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup

Etymologies

Middle English gobelet, from Old French, diminutive of gobel, cup, probably of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French gobellet, diminutive of gobel, from or related to the verb gober ("to ingest"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Twilight fan! on Jun 20, 2008 ok yea they should totally switch the actors for edward and jacob. lik i know that they fit apperance wise their characters but Stephanie Meyers makes Edward seem really hot and the guy playing him (wasnt he in goblet of fire? the guy who dies?) really isnt that good of like a looker. no offense or anything. i love the books and hope the movie turns out really go.

    Twilight's First Official Photo and Why I'm Passing « FirstShowing.net

  • 7 December 2008 at 1: 32 pm one of the answers is wrong. .rob was in goblet of fire. .or am i on crack?

    Twilight Lexicon » Rotten Tomatoes Twilight Quiz

  • “generous wine bought with shining ore,” poured into the crystal goblet from the leather bottle swinging before the cooling breeze.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • What is the "inside" of the curve for the goblet is the "outside" of the curve for the face.

    Masturbatory

  • The bearded man next to me immediately exclaimed: “The goblet is the new stripper pole!”

    One Night, Two Tiaras: Vanity Fair

  • In the goblet was the most unique, shimmering liquid substance I had ever seen.

    "LOOKY OVER YONDER"

  • The most ample refreshments, both in the Oriental and after the European fashion, were spread before the royal and princely guests of Saladin, each in their own separate pavilion; and so attentive was the Soldan to the habits and taste of his visitors, that Grecian slaves were stationed to present them with the goblet, which is the abomination of the sect of Mohammed.

    The Talisman

  • "Go home now, and tell the good Asa-folk that you cannot even break a goblet!"

    The Story of Siegfried

  • It My eyes steamed up as her metal bikini had another 'wardrobe malfunction' was the scene where we were standing with the goblet, which is covered by a cloth.

    Home | Mail Online

  • President of the Synod Association, Jorge Manuel Rodríguez, said it was another piece of evidence indicating the goblet, which is made from silver, is genuine.

    of course, I could be wrong...

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