- 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.
chapter definition by Webster's New World
- 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: from meeting at which a chapter of monastic rule, etc. was reada 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: Middle English and amp; Old French chapitre, chapitle ; from Classical Latin capitulum, head, capital (in Late Latin division of a writing; in Midieval Latin church division), diminutive of caput, head
chapter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.
- 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: Middle 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.
chapter - Investment & Finance Definition
chapter - Phrases/Idioms
chapter and verse
- the exact Scriptural reference
- authority cited (for a statement, belief, etc.)
- detailed information