communion cup

  1. a chalice from which a communicant drinks.

Origin of communion cup

First recorded in 1635–45

Words Nearby communion cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use communion cup in a sentence

  • Now in the year 1562 the size of the bowl was greatly enlarged, and the “communion cup” took the place of the “Massing chalice.”

    English Villages | P. H. Ditchfield
  • Syphilis has been known to have been caught from using the church communion cup.

  • Wouldst thou think him to be profane that should make a stable of the church, and should feed his swine with the communion cup?

  • Speak up, and tell if thou know'st aught of the communion cup and dish, or it will be the worse for thee.

    Under the Storm | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But I should like to present this chapel with a communion cup.

    The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume