chaperone


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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.

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.

chaperone


Past participle: chaperoned
Gerund: chaperoning

Imperative
chaperone
chaperone
Present
I chaperone
you chaperone
he/she/it chaperones
we chaperone
you chaperone
they chaperone
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 chaperone
you will chaperone
he/she/it will chaperone
we will chaperone
you will chaperone
they will chaperone
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 chaperone
you would chaperone
he/she/it would chaperone
we would chaperone
you would chaperone
they would chaperone
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.chaperone - 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.chaperone - accompany as a chaperone
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
Translations
مُرافِقَه،رَقيبَهيُرافِق
gardedámadělat gardegarde
anstandsdamechaperone
gardedámgardíroz
fylgja og gætavelsæmisvörîur
būti palydovekompanionėpalydovė
pavadītpavadone
garderobiť garde
dadışaperonşaperonluk/dadılık yapmak

chaperone

chaperon [ˈʃæpərəʊn]
nchaperon m
vtchaperonner

chaperone

chaperon [ˈʃæpəˌrəʊn]
1. naccompagnatore/trice

chaperone

(ˈʃӕpərəun) noun
someone, especially an older lady, who accompanies a girl in public.
verb
Their aunt chaperoned the two girls at the ball.
References in classic literature ?
And Miss Kate strolled away, adding to herself with a shrug, "I didn't come to chaperone a governess, though she is young and pretty.
has never been, and she cannot well go without a chaperone.
She had a most harmless delight in being fine; and our heroine's entree into life could not take place till after three or four days had been spent in learning what was mostly worn, and her chaperone was provided with a dress of the newest fashion.
Cassandra plays the part of chaperone very usefully.
On the veranda that afternoon he broached the proposition of a chaperone as delicately as he could, explaining the necessity at Berande for such a body, a housekeeper to run the boys and the storeroom, and perform divers other useful functions.
Either I should cancel our partnership agreement and go away, leaving you to get another chaperone to chaperone your chaperone; or else I'd take the old hen out in the whale-boat and drown her.
you know a chaperone is a necessary evil," he objected.
Your desire for a chaperone as much as implies that I am that sort of creature.
There are only three things I am afraid of--bumble-bees, scarlet fever, and chaperones.
13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Amerlux Chaperone is transforming dark, uncomfortable parking environments into safe, pedestrian-friendly venues with high levels of visibility and safety in an elegant style.
The hospital's chaperone policy required either a family member or another professional to chaperone any intimate examination.
coli macromolecular cage, the structure of which we recently solved by cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM), in conjunction with a novel protein cofactor, is a specific chaperone for Fe/S cluster biogenesis and assembly of respiratory complexes.