Chapel Definition

chăpəl
noun
A place of Christian worship subordinate to and smaller than a church.
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A room or building used as a place of worship, as in a hospital, school, or army post.
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A room or recess in a church, set apart for special services and having its own altar.
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A similar room in some Jewish synagogues.
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A service in a chapel, or any religious service, as at a school.
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adjective

(in Wales) Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.

The village butcher is chapel.
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verb

(nautical) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) to turn or make a circuit so as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.

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Other Word Forms of Chapel

Noun

Singular:
chapel
Plural:
chapels

Origin of Chapel

  • Middle English chapele from Old French from Medieval Latin capella chapel, canopy, cape (perhaps from a shrine containing the cape of St. Martin of Tours) diminutive of capa from Late Latin cappa hooded cloak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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