American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.
- n. A distinct period or sequence of events, as in history or a person's life: Steamboat travel opened a new chapter in America's exploration of the West.
- n. A local branch of an organization, such as a club or fraternity: The Chicago chapter is admitting new members this year.
- n. Ecclesiastical An assembly of the canons of a church or of the members of a religious residence.
- n. Ecclesiastical The canons of a church or the members of a religious residence considered as a group.
- n. A short scriptural passage read after the psalms in certain church services.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A division or section, usually numbered, of a book or treatise: as, Genesis contains fifty chapters. Abbreviated c., ch., or chap.
- n. The council of a bishop, consisting of the canons or prebends and other ecclesiastics attached to a collegiate or cathedral church, and presided over by a dean.
- n. An assembly of the monks in a monastery, or of those in a province, or of the entire order.
- n. The place in which the business of the chapter of a cathedral or monastery is conducted; a chapter-house.
- n. A name given to the meetings of certain organized orders and societies: as, to hold a chapter of the Garter, or of the College of Arms.
- n. A branch of some society or brotherhood, usually consisting of the members resident in one locality: as, the grand chapter of the royal order of Kilwinning; a chapter of a college fraternity.
- n. A decretal epistle.
- n. A place where delinquents receive discipline and correction.
- n. A series of mishaps; a succession of mischances.
- To bring to book; tax with a fault; correct; censure.
- To arrange or divide into chapters, as a literary composition.
- n. A division of the acts of Parliament of a single session.
- n. Head; subject; category: as, to have much to say on some chapters.
- n. One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.
- n. An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.
- n. A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.
- v. To divide into chapters.
- v. To put into a chapter.
- v. military, with "out" To use administrative procedure to remove someone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A division of a book or treatise.
- n. An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.
- n. A community of canons or canonesses.
- n. A bishop's council.
- n. A business meeting of any religious community.
- n. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.
- n. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
- n. rare A chapter house.
- n. A decretal epistle.
- n. A location or compartment.
- v. To divide into chapters, as a book.
- v. obsolete To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.
- n. any distinct period in history or in a person's life
- n. a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
- n. an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
- n. a local branch of some fraternity or association
- n. a series of related events forming an episode
- Middle English chapiter, from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitulum ("a chapter of a book, in Medieval Latin also a synod or council"), diminutive of caput ("a head"); see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chaptre, variant of chapitre, chapter, chapiter, from Old French, alteration of chapitle, from Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“By my count, this chapter is about 4000 words long.”
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