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chap·ter

 (chăp′tər)
n.
1.
a. One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.
b. One of the main divisions of a video recording, usually accessible through an onscreen menu.
2. 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.
3. A local branch of an organization, such as a club or fraternity: The Chicago chapter is admitting new members this year.
4. Ecclesiastical
a. An assembly of the canons of a church or of the members of a religious residence.
b. The canons of a church or the members of a religious residence considered as a group.
5. A short scriptural passage read after the psalms in certain church services.

[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.]

chapter

(ˈtʃæptə)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a division of a written work, esp a narrative, usually titled or numbered
2. a sequence of events having a common attribute: a chapter of disasters.
3. chapter of accidents
a. a series of misfortunes
b. the unforeseeable course of events
4. an episode or period in a life, history, etc
5. (Parliamentary Procedure) a numbered reference to that part of a Parliamentary session which relates to a specified Act of Parliament
6. a branch of some societies, clubs, etc, esp of a secret society
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the collective body or a meeting of the canons of a cathedral or collegiate church or of the members of a monastic or knightly order.
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a general assembly of some organization
9. chapter and verse exact authority for an action or statement
vb
(tr) to divide into chapters
[C13: from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitulum, literally: little head, hence, section of writing, from caput head; in Medieval Latin: chapter of scripture or of a religious rule, a gathering for the reading of this, hence, assemblage of clergy]

chap•ter

(ˈtʃæp tər)
n.
1. a main division of a book, treatise, or the like, usu. bearing a number or title.
2. a branch of a society, fraternity, etc.
3. an important portion or division of anything: a new chapter in evolution.
4.
a. an assembly of the monks in a monastery, in a province, or of the entire order.
b. a general assembly of the canons of a church.
c. the body of such monks or canons collectively.
5. any general assembly.
6. a short scriptural quotation read at various parts of the office.
v.t.
7. to arrange in chapters.
[1175–1225; chapitre < Old French < Latin capitulum little head; in Late Latin: section of a book; in Medieval Latin: section read at a meeting, hence, the meeting, especially one of canons, hence, a body of canons]
chap′ter•al, adj.

Chapter

 the body or community of an organized branch of a society or church, monastic or religious order, or of any order of knights; a unit that is a sequential part of a series; used figuratively.
Examples: chapter of accidents, 1773; of canons, 1305; of friars, 1679; of knights, 1842; of the Noble Order of the Garter, 1681; of noble virgins; of possibilities, 1769.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chapter - a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
2.chapter - any distinct period in history or in a person's life; "the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history"; "the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
3.chapter - a local branch of some fraternity or association; "he joined the Atlanta chapter"
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
frat, fraternity - a social club for male undergraduates
4.chapter - an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
5.chapter - a series of related events forming an episode; "a chapter of disasters"
episode - a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

chapter

noun
1. section, part, stage, division, episode, topic, segment, instalment I took the title of this chapter from one of my favorite songs.
2. period, time, stage, phase It was one of the most dramatic chapters of recent British politics.
3. convocation, council, congress, assembly, convention, synod, conclave The Archbishop thanked the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for inviting him to the Abbey.
4. branch, part, department, section, wing, subdivision, subsection the Brisbane-based chapter of Hell's Angels
Related words
adjective capitular
Translations
kapitola
kapitelafsnit
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fejezet
kafli
capitulum
nelaimių virtinėskyrius
nodaļa
podružnicapoglavje
kapitelavdelning
บทของหนังสือหรืองานเขียน
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chapter

[ˈtʃæptəʳ]
A. N
1. [of book] → capítulo m
chapter and versecon pelos y señales, con todo lujo de detalles
he can quote you chapter and verseél te lo puede citar textualmente
2. (Rel) → cabildo m
3. (= branch of society, organization) → sección f
4. (fig) (= period) a chapter of accidentsuna serie de desgracias
B. CPD chapter house Nsala f capitular

chapter

[ˈtʃæptər] n
[book] → chapitre m
to give sb chapter and verse on sth (= inform fully) → décrire par le menu qch à qn
(= era) [life, history] → chapitre m
[association] → branche f
(= series) a chapter of accidents → une série d'accidents

chapter

n
(of book)Kapitel nt; to give chapter and verse (for something) (fig)etw genau belegen
(fig)Kapitel nt; a chapter of accidentseine Serie von Unfällen
(Eccl) → Kapitel nt
(esp US: = branch) → Ortsgruppe f

chapter

[ˈtʃæptəʳ] ncapitolo
to quote chapter and verse (fig) → dare dei riferimenti precisi
a chapter of accidents → una serie di imprevisti

chapter

(ˈtʃӕptə) noun
a main division of a book. There are fifteen chapters in his new book.
a chapter of accidents
a whole series of disasters.

chapter

فَصْل kapitola kapitel Kapitel κεφάλαιο capítulo luku chapitre poglavlje capitolo hoofdstuk kapittel rozdział capítulo глава kapitel บทของหนังสือหรืองานเขียน bölüm chương

chapter

n. capítulo.