the holy grail definition, meaning - what is the holy grail in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the holy grail”

See all translations

the holy grail

noun [S] uk   /ˌhəʊ.liˈɡreɪl/  us   /ˌhoʊ-/
(also the Holy Grail) a cup believed to have been used by Jesus Christ at the meal before his death something that is extremely difficult to find or get: Sustained nuclear fusion is the holy grail of the power industry.
(Definition of the holy grail from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the holy grail?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More