Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The extreme end of the chancel or choir; properly the round or polygonal part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The extreme end of the chancel or choir; properly the round or polygonal part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The eastern extremity or the termination of the apse, both exterior and interior, of a church, with the chapels, aisles, etc., if present, immediately connected with it.
  • n. A small block or coin sometimes used for giving the proper elevation to a mortar in firing.

Etymologies

French, head of the bed, diminutive from chef ("head"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Livré à plat, très facile et rapide à monter et extrêmement solide (supporte jusqu´à 200 kg!), il peut servir de tabouret, de chevet, ou de table d´appoint.

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  • Et puis ca fait une super lampe de chevet et tout j'peux lire peinard!

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  • Vous avez donc compris que stressant a mort je dors avec ma lumiere principale celle de mon bureau et celle de ma table de chevet allumées ainsi que ma tele ... qui n'a pas vraiment de son mais j'eclaire ma chambre et je lui donne du mouvement!

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  • Je m'assois dans la tuture, mets ma ceinture et voila on se promene un bon moment avant que ma mere decide de s'arreter chez Gifi pour s'acheter une lampe de chevet.

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  • Cadfael found something so significant in that arrow-straight progress towards the church that he followed, candidly curious and officiously helpful, and finding Rafe of Coventry standing hesitant by the parish altar, looking round him at the multiplicity of chapels contained in transepts and chevet, directed him with blunt simplicity to the one he was looking for.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest

  • It has, by all accounts, succeeded The Catcher in the Rye as the livre de chevet of educated American youth.

    The Case for William Golding

  • Je viens de publier deux nouvelles sur ce sujet, une dans la revue La Mazarine intitulée justement Le livre et une autre dans la revue Autrement consacrée au "livre de chevet" et intitulée Les chambres, vous pouvez y trouver une réponse plus "étayée".

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • The most remarkable one was that which converted the French chevet, or group of apses, into the more familiar square, and characteristically English, eastern termination.

    Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901) A Short History & Description Of Its Fabric With An Account Of The Diocese And See

  • The dedication of the chevet chapels to important saints led naturally to the easternmost being assigned to Our Lady.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The number of the chevet chapels varies from three at St-Etienne of Nevers to the magnificent sweep of thirteen which are the glory of Le Mans.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

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