American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wreath or garland for the head.
- n. Roman Catholic Church A rosary having beads for five decades of Hail Marys.
- n. Roman Catholic Church The prayers counted on such a rosary.
- n. A string of beads.
- n. Architecture A small molding carved to resemble a string of beads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wreath, as of natural flowers, worn on the head, especially as a mark of festivity or distinction.
- n. In the middle ages, a circlet of gold or other precious material, more or less ornamented, worn by both men and women.
- n. In heraldry, any garland or wreath, whether of leaves alone, as of laurel or oak, or of flowers. The wreath must be described at length in the blazon. A chaplet of roses should have four roses only at equal distances from one another, the rest of the wreath being composed of leaves.
- n. Any head-dress; a hood or cap.
- n. A string of beads used by Roman Catholics in counting their prayers; a rosary, but strictly only a third of the beads of a rosary.
- n. Anything resembling in form a string of beads.
- n. Same as chapel-de-fer, .
- n. In architecture, a small round molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, or some similar design.
- n. The tuft or crest of feathers on a fowl's head.
- n. In oyster-culture, a row of shells or other objects suspended on wire to collect the spat.
- n. Same as chapelet in any of its senses.
- To crown or adorn with a chaplet.
- n. A small chapel or shrine.
- n. In foundry-work, a sheet-metal form used in adjusting the core in a mold and fused into the casting when the metal flows into the mold.
- n. A garland or circlet for the head.
- n. A string of beads, especially when making up five decades of the rosary.
- n. A moulding in the form of string of beads; a bead-moulding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A garland or wreath to be worn on the head.
- n. A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads.
- n. (Arch.) A small molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, etc.
- n. (Man.) A chapelet. See Chapelet, 1.
- n. (Founding) A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mold.
- n. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
- n. A small chapel or shrine.
- v. To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers.
- n. flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
- Middle English chapelet, from Old French, diminutive of chapel, hat, wreath; see chapeau. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The word 'chaplet'  originally meant a garland or wreath to be worn on the head; and a garland of leaves with four flowers at equal distances.”
“< 33.5 > i.e. the lady gathers the flowers, and binds them in her hair with a silken fillet, making of them a kind of chaplet or crown.”
“a kind of chaplet, or crown, the possession of which by any woman was supposed to confer the power of necromancy or magic, rendering her able to heal diseases and to foretell events.”
“chaplet" (_ghirlanda_), as the meaning of _cappello_, chaplet”
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