Definitions for chapelˈtʃæp əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a private or subordinate place of prayer or worship; oratory.
a separately dedicated part of a church, or a small independent churchlike edifice, devoted to special services.
Category: Religion, Architecture
a room or building for worship in an institution, palace, etc.
Category: Religion, Architecture
(in Great Britain) a place of worship for members of various dissenting Protestant churches, as Baptists or Methodists.
a separate place of public worship dependent on the church of a parish.
Chiefly Brit. the members of a trade union in a print shop.
Origin of chapel:
1175–1225; ME chapele < OF < LL cappella hooded cloak
a place of worship that has its own altar
chapel service, chapel(noun)
a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar
"he was late for chapel"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small church
A place of worship, smaller than, or subordinate to a church.
A place of worship in a civil institution such as an airport, prison etc.
A funeral home, or a room in one for holding funeral services.
A trade union branch in UK printing or journalism.
Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
The village butcher is chapel.
Origin: From chapele, from cappella, diminutive of cappa.
a subordinate place of worship
a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial
a small building attached to a church
a room or recess in a church, containing an altar
a place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison
in England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse
a choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman
a printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey
an association of workmen in a printing office
to deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine
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
A chapel is a religious place of fellowship, prayer and worship – most often associated with interfaith worship services. It may be part of a larger structure or complex, such as a church, synagogue, college, hospital, palace, prison or funeral home, located on board a military or commercial ship, or it may be an entirely free-standing building, sometimes with its own grounds. Many military installations have chapels for the use of military personnel, normally under the leadership of a military chaplain. Until the Protestant Reformation, a chapel denoted a place of worship that was either at a secondary location that was not the main responsibility of the local parish priest, or that belonged to a person or institution. Most larger churches had one or more secondary altars, which if they occupied a distinct space, would often be called a chapel. Although chapels frequently refer to Christian places of worship, they are also commonly found in Jewish synagogues and do not necessarily connote a specific denomination. Non-denominational chapels are commonly encountered as part of a non-religious institution such as a hospital, airport, university, prison or military installation. In England, where the Church of England is established by law, nondenominational or inter-faith chapels in such institutions may nonetheless be consecrated by the local Anglican bishop.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'chapel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4558
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'chapel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4719
Rank popularity for the word 'chapel' in Nouns Frequency: #1680
Translations for chapel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a place of Christian worship eg attached to an institution
a college chapel.
- كَنيسَه داخِل مُؤَسَّسَهArabic
- capelaPortuguese (BR)
- die KapelleGerman
- kirke; kapelDanish
- בֵית תְפִילָהHebrew
- किसी संस्थान से जुड़ा एक छोटा गिरजाHindi
- kapella; bænhúsIcelandic
- gereja kecilMalay
- kapell, kirkeNorwegian
- وړه كليساPashto
- โบสถ์เล็กๆ ในโรงเรียนThai
- 小禮拜堂Chinese (Trad.)
- گرجا ، عیسائی عبادت گاہUrdu
- ngôi nhà thờ nhỏVietnamese
- 小教堂Chinese (Simp.)
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