Chaplet definition

chăplĭt
A wreath or garland for the head.
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(architecture) A small molding carved to resemble a string of beads.
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A wreath or garland for the head.
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Any string of beads; necklace.
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(archit.) A small convex molding somewhat resembling a string of beads.
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A garland or circlet for the head.
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A moulding in the form of a string of beads; a bead-moulding.
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A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mould.
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Alternative form of chapelet.
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A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.

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A string of beads.
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A small chapel or shrine.
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A string of beads resembling a rosary, used to count iterations in a devotional sequence of prayers.
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The sequence of prayers counted on such a string of beads.
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A rosary consisting typically of five decades.
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The prayers said with such beads.
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A string of beads, especially when making up five decades of the rosary.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chaplet
Plural:
chaplets

Origin of chaplet

  • Middle English chapelet from Old French diminutive of chapel hat, wreath chapeau

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

  • From Old French chapelet.

    From Wiktionary