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chap·er·one

or chap·er·on  (shăp′ə-rōn′)
n.
1. A guide or companion whose purpose is to ensure propriety or restrict activity: "to see and feel the rough edges of the society ... without the filter of official chaperones" (Philip Taubman).
2. An older person who attends and supervises a social gathering for young people.
3. A person, especially an older or married woman, who accompanies a young unmarried woman in public.
4. Any of a diverse group of proteins that assist macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids, to assemble and fold into the proper three-dimensional structure as they are being synthesized. Also called molecular chaperone.
tr.v. chaper·oned, chaper·on·ing, chaper·ones
To act as chaperone to or for. See Synonyms at accompany.

[French chaperon, from chaperon, hood (since a respectable person who accompanies a young woman shields her from unwanted advances like a hood), from Old French, diminutive of chape, cape, head covering; see chape.]

chap′er·on′age (-rō′nĭj) n.

chaperon

(ˈʃæpəˌrəʊn) or

chaperone

n
1. (esp formerly) an older or married woman who accompanies or supervises a young unmarried woman on social occasions
2. someone who accompanies and supervises a group, esp of young people, usually when in public places
vb
to act as a chaperon to
[C14: from Old French, from chape hood, protective covering; see cap]
chaperonage n

chap•er•on

or chap•er•one

(ˈʃæp əˌroʊn)

n., v. -oned, -on•ing. n.
1. a person, usu. a married or older woman, who, for propriety, accompanies a young unmarried woman in public or who attends a party of young unmarried men and women.
v.t.
2. to attend or accompany as chaperon.
v.i.
3. to act as chaperon.
[1710–20; < French: literally, hood, cowl, Middle French chape cape1]
chap′er•on`age (-ˌroʊ nɪdʒ) n.
chaperone, chaperon - Chaperone comes from French chaperon, meaning "hood" or "cowl, head covering," which was worn from the 16th century by ladies who served as guides and guardians; chaperon is the standard spelling and chaperone is a variant resulting from pronunciation.
See also related terms for hood.

chaperon


Past participle: chaperoned
Gerund: chaperoning

Imperative
chaperon
chaperon
Present
I chaperon
you chaperon
he/she/it chaperons
we chaperon
you chaperon
they chaperon
Preterite
I chaperoned
you chaperoned
he/she/it chaperoned
we chaperoned
you chaperoned
they chaperoned
Present Continuous
I am chaperoning
you are chaperoning
he/she/it is chaperoning
we are chaperoning
you are chaperoning
they are chaperoning
Present Perfect
I have chaperoned
you have chaperoned
he/she/it has chaperoned
we have chaperoned
you have chaperoned
they have chaperoned
Past Continuous
I was chaperoning
you were chaperoning
he/she/it was chaperoning
we were chaperoning
you were chaperoning
they were chaperoning
Past Perfect
I had chaperoned
you had chaperoned
he/she/it had chaperoned
we had chaperoned
you had chaperoned
they had chaperoned
Future
I will chaperon
you will chaperon
he/she/it will chaperon
we will chaperon
you will chaperon
they will chaperon
Future Perfect
I will have chaperoned
you will have chaperoned
he/she/it will have chaperoned
we will have chaperoned
you will have chaperoned
they will have chaperoned
Future Continuous
I will be chaperoning
you will be chaperoning
he/she/it will be chaperoning
we will be chaperoning
you will be chaperoning
they will be chaperoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chaperoning
you have been chaperoning
he/she/it has been chaperoning
we have been chaperoning
you have been chaperoning
they have been chaperoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chaperoning
you will have been chaperoning
he/she/it will have been chaperoning
we will have been chaperoning
you will have been chaperoning
they will have been chaperoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chaperoning
you had been chaperoning
he/she/it had been chaperoning
we had been chaperoning
you had been chaperoning
they had been chaperoning
Conditional
I would chaperon
you would chaperon
he/she/it would chaperon
we would chaperon
you would chaperon
they would chaperon
Past Conditional
I would have chaperoned
you would have chaperoned
he/she/it would have chaperoned
we would have chaperoned
you would have chaperoned
they would have chaperoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaperon - one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
den mother - a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts
duenna - a woman chaperon
housemother - a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people
Verb1.chaperon - accompany as a chaperone
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"

chaperon

chaperone
noun
1. escort, companion, governess, duenna She is 15 and still in need of a chaperone.
verb
1. escort, protect, attend, accompany, shepherd, safeguard, watch over We were chaperoned by a tall red-haired woman.
Translations
gardegardedáma
przyzwoitka

chaperon

chaperone [ˈʃæpərəʊn]
A. Nacompañante f (de señoritas), carabina mf (Sp)
B. VTacompañar a, hacer de carabina a (Sp)

chaperon(e)

n
(for propriety) → Anstandsdame f, → Anstandswauwau m (hum inf)
(= escort)Begleiter(in) m(f)
(esp US: = supervisor) → Aufsichts- or Begleitperson f
vt
(for propriety) → begleiten, Anstandsdame spielen bei
(= escort)begleiten
(esp US: = supervise) → beaufsichtigen
References in classic literature ?
That was unpardonable, and Amy took no more notice of him for a long while, except a word now and then when she came to her chaperon between the dances for a necessary pin or a moment's rest.
Though, perhaps, as the Chaperon of the party I never was in any circleexploring partiesyoung ladiesmarried women"
I am sure I shall be very happy to chaperon you at any time till I am confined, if Mrs.
But tell me now, count," exclaimed Albert, delighted at the idea of having to chaperon so distinguished a person as Monte Cristo; "tell me truly whether you are in earnest, or if this project of visiting Paris is merely one of the chimerical and uncertain air castles of which we make so many in the course of our lives, but which, like a house built on the sand, is liable to be blown over by the first puff of wind?
and then I would chaperon you about to all the balls.
I am, as it were," she concluded, "the chaperon of my young cousin, Lucy, and it would be a serious thing if I put her under an obligation to people of whom we know nothing.
She brought a chaperon with her; and to her Philip, asked to make a fourth, was instructed to confine his attentions.
The two girls were amusing themselves, watching the people; their chaperon had her eye upon the clock.
And here we are, absolutely wedged together on these seats--and my chaperon is dozing half the time.
A red chaperon or cap, with long hanging cornette, sat daintily on the back of his black-curled head, while his gold-hued shoes were twisted up
And when you do your turn, take some one along for chaperon.
There is a difference," she retorted, "between a chaperon and a jailer.