American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place of worship that is smaller than and subordinate to a church.
- n. A place of worship in an institution, such as a prison, college, or hospital.
- n. A recess or room in a church set apart for special or small services.
- n. A place of worship for those not belonging to an established church.
- n. The services held at a chapel: Students attend chapel each morning.
- n. Music A choir or orchestra connected with a place of worship at a royal court.
- n. A funeral home.
- n. A room in a funeral home used for conducting funeral services.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A subordinate place of worship forming an addition to or a part of a large church or a cathedral, but separately dedicated, and devoted to special services. A chapel is often a recess with an altar in an aisle of a church, usually dedicated to the virgin or to some saint: as, the Lady chapel; St. Cuthbert's chapel, etc. See also cut under
- n. A separate building subsidiary to a parish church: as, a parochial chapel; a free chapel.
- n. A small independent church-edifice devoted to special services.
- n. A place of worship connected with a royal palace, a private house, or a corporation, as a university or college.
- n. In Scotland and Ireland, any Roman Catholic church or place of worship.
- n. An Anglican church, usually small, anywhere on the continent of Europe.
- n. A place of worship used by non-conformists in England; a meeting-house.
- n. In printing: A printing-house; a printers’ workshop: said to be so designated because printing was first carried on in England, by Caxton, in a chapel attached to Westminster Abbey.
- n. The collective body of journeymen printers in a printing-house. In Great Britain it has been customary for the chapel to be permanently organized, under the presidency of the “father of the chapel,” for mutual benefit, the regulation of work, the maintenance of order, etc. The chapel of a large establishment in the United States is also sometimes organized, under a chairman, for similar purposes.
- n. A choir of singers or an orchestra attached to a nobleman's or ecclesiastic's establishment or a prince's court.
- To deposit or bury in a chapel; enshrine.
- Nautical, to turn (a ship) completely about in a light breeze of wind, when close-hauled, so that she will lie the same way as before.
- n. A place of worship, smaller than, or subordinate to a church.
- n. A place of worship in a civil institution such as an airport, prison etc.
- n. A funeral home, or a room in one for holding funeral services.
- n. A trade union branch in UK printing or journalism.
- adj. Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
- v. nautical, transitive 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.
- v. obsolete, transitive To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A subordinate place of worship.
- n. a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial.
- n. a small building attached to a church.
- n. a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
- n. A place of worship not connected with a church.
- n. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
- n. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
- n. A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.
- n. An association of workmen in a printing office.
- v. obsolete To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
- v. (Naut.) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
- n. a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar
- n. a place of worship that has its own altar
- From Old French chapele, from Late Latin cappella ("little cloak; chapel"), diminutive of cappa ("cloak, cape"). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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