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Meaning of CHAPEL

Pronunciation:  'chapul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a service conducted in a chapel; "he was late for chapel"
  2. [n]  a place of worship that has its own altar

CHAPEL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chapel service
 See Also: chantry, divine service, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, lady chapel, place of worship, religious service, service, side chapel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chap"el\, n. [OF. chapele, F. chapelle, fr. LL. capella,
    orig., a short cloak, hood, or cowl; later, a reliquary,
    sacred vessel, chapel; dim. of cappa, capa, cloak, cape,
    cope; also, a covering for the head. The chapel where St.
    Martin's cloak was preserved as a precious relic, itself came
    to be called capella, whence the name was applied to similar
    paces of worship, and the guardian of this cloak was called
    capellanus, or chaplain. See {Cap}, and cf. {Chaplain}.,
    1. A subordinate place of worship; as,
       (a) a small church, often a private foundation, as for a
       (b) a small building attached to a church;
       (c) a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
    Note: In Catholic churches, and also in cathedrals and abbey
          churches, chapels are usually annexed in the recesses
          on the sides of the aisles. --Gwilt.
    2. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the
       chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
    3. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the
       Established Church; a meetinghouse.
    4. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court
       of a prince or nobleman.
    5. (Print.)
       (a) A printing office, said to be so called because
           printing was first carried on in England in a chapel
           near Westminster Abbey.
       (b) An association of workmen in a printing office.
    {Chapel of ease}.
       (a) A chapel or dependent church built for the ease or a
           accommodation of an increasing parish, or for
           parishioners who live at a distance from the principal
       (b) A privy. (Law)
    {Chapel master}, a director of music in a chapel; the
       director of a court or orchestra.
    {To build a chapel} (Naut.), to chapel a ship. See {Chapel},
       v. t., 2.
    {To hold a chapel}, to have a meeting of the men employed in
       a printing office, for the purpose of considering
       questions affecting their interests.
  2. \Chap"el\, v. t.
    1. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine. [Obs.]
       --Beau. & Fl.
    2. (Naut.) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so
       to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing
       the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a holy place or sanctuary, occurs only in Amos 7:13, where one of the idol priests calls Bethel "the king's chapel."

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amphitheater, arena, assembly hall, auditorium, chantry, chapel of ease, chapel royal, concert hall, convention hall, dance hall, exhibition hall, gallery, hall, Lady chapel, lecture hall, meetinghouse, music hall, opera house, oratorium, oratory, sacellum, sacrament chapel, sacrarium, school chapel, side chapel, stadium, theater