chapel


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chap·el

 (chăp′əl)
n.
1.
a. A place of worship that is smaller than and subordinate to a church.
b. A place of worship in an institution, such as a prison, college, or hospital.
c. A recess or room in a church set apart for special or small services.
d. A place of worship for those not belonging to an established church.
e. The services held at a chapel: Students attend chapel each morning.
2. Music A choir or orchestra connected with a place of worship at a royal court.
3.
a. A funeral home.
b. A room in a funeral home used for conducting funeral services.

[Middle English chapele, from Old French, from Medieval Latin capella, chapel, canopy, cape (perhaps from a shrine containing the cape of St. Martin of Tours), diminutive of capa, from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.]

chapel

(ˈtʃæpəl)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a place of Christian worship in a larger building, esp a place set apart, with a separate altar, in a church or cathedral
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a similar place of worship in or attached to a large house or institution, such as a college, hospital, or prison
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a church subordinate to a parish church
4. (Protestantism) (in Britain)
a. a Nonconformist place of worship
b. Nonconformist religious practices or doctrine
c. (as adjective): he is chapel, but his wife is church. Compare church8
5. (Roman Catholic Church) (in Scotland) a Roman Catholic church
6. (Journalism & Publishing) the members of a trade union in a particular newspaper office, printing house, etc
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printing office
[C13: from Old French chapele, from Late Latin cappella, diminutive of cappa cloak (see cap); originally denoting the sanctuary where the cloak of St Martin of Tours was kept as a relic]

chap•el

(ˈtʃæp əl)
n.
1. a private or subordinate place of prayer or worship; oratory.
2. a separately dedicated part of a church, or a small independent churchlike edifice, devoted to special services.
3. a room or building for worship in an institution, palace, etc.
4. (in Great Britain) a place of worship for members of various dissenting Protestant churches, as Baptists or Methodists.
5. a separate place of public worship dependent on the church of a parish.
6. Chiefly Brit. the members of a trade union in a print shop.
[1175–1225; Middle English chapele < Old French < Late Latin cappella hooded cloak]

Chapel

 a choir or body of singers; an association of printers, 1688; a chapter of a printers’ union at a certain press [modern].

chapel

1. A small church which is not a parish church.
2. A Nonconformist church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chapel - a place of worship that has its own altarchapel - a place of worship that has its own altar
chantry - a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
lady chapel - a small chapel in a church; dedicated to the Virgin Mary
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship - any building where congregations gather for prayer
side chapel - a small chapel off the side aisle of a church
2.chapel - a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altarchapel - a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar; "he was late for chapel"
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
Translations
كَنِيسَةٌ صَغِيرَةكَنيسَه داخِل مُؤَسَّسَهمَعْبَد، مَذْبَح
kaple
kapelkirke
kappeli
kapela
kápolna
kapellakapella; bænhús
礼拝堂
예배당
koplyčia
kapela
kaplnka
kapela
kapell
โบสถ์เล็กๆ
şapeldua odası
nhà nguyện

chapel

[ˈtʃæpəl] N
1. (= part of church) → capilla f; (= nonconformist church) → templo m
2. (as adj) it doesn't matter whether they're church or chapelno importa si son protestantes de la Iglesia Anglicana o de fuera de ella
3. [of union] → división f sindical

chapel

[ˈtʃæpəl]
n
(= church) → chapelle f
[union] → section f syndicale
modif [union] [meeting] → syndical(e)

chapel

n
Kapelle f; (Sch, Univ: = service) → Andacht f; chapel of rest Kapelle in einem Bestattungsunternehmen, wo Tote aufgebahrt werden
(= nonconformist church)Sektenkirche f
(Press, of union) Betriebsgruppe innerhalb der Gewerkschaft der Drucker und Journalisten

chapel

[ˈtʃæpl] n (of church, school) → cappella; (small church) → cappella, chiesetta

chapel

(ˈtʃӕpəl) noun
1. a place of Christian worship eg attached to an institution. a college chapel.
2. a part of a larger church, with its own altar.

chapel

كَنِيسَةٌ صَغِيرَة kaple kapel Kapelle παρεκκλήσι capilla kappeli chapelle kapela cappella 礼拝堂 예배당 kapel kapell kaplica capela часовня kapell โบสถ์เล็กๆ şapel nhà nguyện 小礼拜堂
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She had a little chapel, and in it found solacement for much trouble.
The smile reminded Thorndike of the smile on the face of a mother in a painting by Murillo he had lately presented to the chapel in the college he had given to his native town.
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
the chimney jambs and all the bricks inside were very sooty, so that I thought this fire-place made a very appropriate little shrine or chapel for his Congo idol.
Now, when with royal Tranquo I visited this wondrous whale, and saw the skull an altar, and the artificial smoke ascending from where the real jet had issued, I marvelled that the king should regard a chapel as an object of vertu.
The well was in a dark chamber which stood in the center of a cut-stone chapel, whose walls were hung with pious pictures of a workmanship that would have made a chromo feel good; pictures historically commemorative of curative miracles which had been achieved by the waters when nobody was looking.
When Professor Marsh was out here hunting bones for the chapel of Yale University he found skeletons of horses no bigger than a fox, bedded in the rocks, and he said they were ancestors of my father.
In the grounds, a few rods from the palace, stands the Margravine's chapel, just as she left it--a coarse wooden structure, wholly barren of ornament.
A Pious Discourse delivered by the Reverend Jabez Branderham, in the Chapel of Gimmerden Sough.
But soon the steeples called good people all, to church and chapel, and away they came, flocking through the streets in their best clothes, and with their gayest faces.
Spenlow conducted me through a paved courtyard formed of grave brick houses, which I inferred, from the Doctors' names upon the doors, to be the official abiding-places of the learned advocates of whom Steerforth had told me; and into a large dull room, not unlike a chapel to my thinking, on the left hand.
Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.