Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apartment, vestibule, porch, or the like, before the entrance to a chapel; the narthex of a chapel.
- n. the outer part of the west end of a chapel
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The outer part of the west end of a collegiate or other chapel.
“More satisfactory is the work in the Lady Chapel and the space sometimes called the antechapel; here the old carving had been terribly mutilated by many generations of schoolboys, and the new work which has been put in is good of its kind, and distinctive in its treatment.”
“a kind of antechapel or entrance porch for the Church of St. Andrew.”
“Examples of such prudent leadership were found in historical narratives and contemporary portraiture of illustrious heroes, such as those executed by Taddeo da Bartolo in the antechapel of Siena's Palazzo Pubblico (1414) and by Andrea Castagno for the Villa Carducci (1450).”
“Please sit in the antechapel in case the children need to leave in the middle of the service.”
“Rozel, and moved on to the antechapel, the Court following.”
“The Marquis of Lansdowne, who was a Trinity man and whose son was of Trinity, intimated to the authorities of the College that he was desirous of placing in the antechapel a statue of Milton.”
“The antechapel of every college is sacredly reserved for memorials of the men of that college only; and Milton was of Christ's College.”
“I saw the Queen walk up the antechapel and she looked at nothing but the roof.”
“The original had existed, according to the dead Ferlini's notes, on the wall of an antechapel in one of the most ruinous pyramids at Meröe, decorated in a peculiarly barbaric Ethiopian style.”
“The one person he succeeded in interesting had a relative, already excavating in Egypt: but eventually addressed on the subject, this young man replied that the antechapel in question had fallen completely into ruin.”
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