- The definition of a chapter is a main division.
- An example of a chapter is a section of a book.
- An example of a chapter is a branch of an organization.
- Chapter is defined as to divide a book into chapters.
An example of chapter is to break a book into sections.
This book is open to chapter one.
- any of the main divisions of a book or other writing
- a thing like a chapter; part; episode: a chapter of one's life
Origin of chapterfrom meeting at which a chapter of monastic rule, etc. was read a formal meeting of canons headed by a dean, or of the members of a religious order
- those assembled at such a meeting
- ☆ a local branch of a club, fraternity, etc.
Origin of chapterMiddle English and amp; Old French chapitre, chapitle ; from Classical Latin capitulum, head, capital (in Late Latin division of a writing; in Medieval Latin church division), diminutive of caput, head
chapter and verse
- the exact Scriptural reference
- authority cited (for a statement, belief, etc.)
- detailed information
- a. One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.b. One of the main divisions of a video recording, usually accessible through an onscreen menu.
- A distinct period or sequence of events, as in history or a person's life: Steamboat travel opened a new chapter in America's exploration of the West.
- A local branch of an organization, such as a club or fraternity: The Chicago chapter is admitting new members this year.
- Ecclesiastical a. An assembly of the canons of a church or of the members of a religious residence.b. The canons of a church or the members of a religious residence considered as a group.
- A short scriptural passage read after the psalms in certain church services.
Origin of chapterMiddle English chaptre, variant of chapitre, chapter, chapiter, from Old French, alteration of chapitle, from Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
- One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.
- Detective novel writers try to keep up the suspense until the last chapter.
- A section of a social or religious body.
- An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.
- An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.
- A community of canons or canonesses.
- A bishop's council.
- An organized branch of some society or fraternity, such as the Freemasons.
- A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
- A chapter house.
- A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.
- A decretal epistle.
terms etymologically related to chapter
(third-person singular simple present chapters, present participle chaptering, simple past and past participle chaptered)
- To divide into chapters.
- To put into a chapter.
- (military, with "out") To use administrative procedure to remove someone.