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Meaning of CHAPERON

Pronunciation:  'shapu`rown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
  2. [v]  accompany as a chaperone

CHAPERON is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chaperone, chaperone
 See Also: defender, den mother, duenna, escort, esquire, guardian, housemother, protect, protector, shielder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chap"er*on\, n. [F. chaperon. See {Chape}, {Cape},
    1. A hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood.
             His head and face covered with a chaperon, out of
             which there are but two holes to look through.
    2. A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the
       hearse in pompous funerals.
    3. A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for
       propriety, or as a guide and protector.
  2. \Chap"er*on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chaperoned}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Chaperoning}.] [Cf. F. chaperonner, fr. chaperon.]
    To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to
          Fortunately Lady Bell Finley, whom I had promised to
          chaperon, sent to excuse herself.        --Hannah More.
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