- a drinking glass with a foot and stem.
- Archaic. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel with no handles.
Origin of goblet
1300–50; Middle English gobelet < Old French, diminutive of gobel cup ≪ Celtic
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Examples from the Web for goblet
Isaac dropped the goblet he was about to drain, and fell upon his knees.Leila, Complete
He paused no more until the goblet was drained to the last drop.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
He raised his goblet and drank to the health of his guest, and all sorrow departed from them.
But the other only talked and touched neither the goblet nor the chop-sticks.
And the scholar sat over his goblet and was grateful for the gift of life.
- a vessel for drinking, usually of glass or metal, with a base and stem but without handles
- archaic a large drinking cup shaped like a bowl
C14: from Old French gobelet a little cup, from gobel ultimately of Celtic origin
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Word Origin and History for goblet
late 14c., from Old French gobelet "goblet, cup," diminutive of gobel "cup," probably related to gobe "gulp down" (see gob).
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