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"
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
Origin: [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., Chaplet.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chap′el, n. a place of worship inferior or subordinate to a regular church, or attached to a palace, garrison, prison, school, college, &c.: an oratory in a mausoleum, &c., or a cell of a church containing its own altar: a dissenters' place of worship, as of Nonconformists in England, Roman Catholics or Episcopalians in Scotland, &c.: a chapel service—hence 'to keep one's chapels'—to make the requisite number of attendances at such: an association of workmen in a printing-office.—n. Chap′elry, the jurisdiction of a chapel.—Chapel cart (see Cart).—Chapel of ease, a chapel for worshippers far from the parish church; Chapel Royal, the oratory of a royal palace; Lady chapel, such a chapel dedicated to the Virgin; Proprietary chapel, one that is the property of a private person or persons. [O. Fr. capele—Low L. cappella, dim. of cappa, a cloak or cope; orig. from the cloak of St Martin.]
Etymology and Origins
A printers’ meeting held in the composing-room, so called because Caxton set up the first English press in a disused chapel of Westminster Abbey. The presiding workman is styled “The Father of the Chapel.”
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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
The numerical value of Chapel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Chapel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Chapel in a Sentence
Where God has his church the Devil will have his chapel.
This is a question of power, the cardinals have been very annoyed that they don't have a say in the running of the chapel.
In our opinion, the most interesting thing to come out of (recent) studies is that the Sistine Chapel does not need to be restored again.
It is aimed at people who would maybe never be able to travel to Rome, and will have the opportunity to experience being inside the chapel.
We can probably find places to hold a service, but to put a chapel together or a sanctuary [...] I don't think that's going to be the easiest thing to do.
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- capellaCatalan, Valencian
- betws, capelWelsh
- παρεκκλήσι, εξωκκλήσιGreek
- preĝejeto, kapeloEsperanto
- kappeli, tsasouna, rukoushuoneFinnish
- séipéal, teach pobailIrish
- caibealScottish Gaelic
- cappella, chiesettaItalian
- 經堂, 채플, 예배당, 경당, 禮拜堂Korean
- часовня, капеллаRussian
- tempull, vend faljeAlbanian
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