What does Chapter mean?

Definitions for Chapter
ˈtʃæp tərChap·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Chapter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chapternoun

    a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled

    "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"

  2. chapternoun

    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"

  3. chapternoun

    a local branch of some fraternity or association

    "he joined the Atlanta chapter"

  4. chapternoun

    an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church

  5. chapternoun

    a series of related events forming an episode

    "a chapter of disasters"

Wiktionary

  1. chapternoun

    One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

  2. chapternoun

    An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

  3. chapternoun

    A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.

    chapter of accidents

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

  4. chapterverb

    To divide into chapters.

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

  5. chapterverb

    To put into a chapter.

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

  6. chapterverb

    To use administrative procedure to remove someone.

    Etymology: chapiter, from chapitre, from capitulum, diminutive of caput; see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chapternoun

    a division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  2. Chapternoun

    an assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  3. Chapternoun

    a community of canons or canonesses

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  4. Chapternoun

    a bishop's council

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  5. Chapternoun

    a business meeting of any religious community

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  6. Chapternoun

    an organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  7. Chapternoun

    a meeting of certain organized societies or orders

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  8. Chapternoun

    a chapter house

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  9. Chapternoun

    a decretal epistle

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  10. Chapternoun

    a location or compartment

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  11. Chapterverb

    to divide into chapters, as a book

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

  12. Chapterverb

    to correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse

    Etymology: [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]

Freebase

  1. Chapter

    Chapter designates certain corporate ecclesiastical bodies in the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Nordic Lutheran churches. The word is said to be derived from the chapter of the rule book: it is a custom under the Rule of Saint Benedict that monks or nuns gather daily for a meeting to discuss monastery business, hear a sermon or lecture, or receive instructions from the abbot/abbess, and as the meeting begins with a reading of a chapter from the Rule, the meeting itself acquired the name "chapter", and the place where it is held, "chapter house" or "chapter room". The term was then extended to apply to other meetings. The term general chapter designates a monastic general assembly, usually of representatives from all of the monasteries of an order or congregation. The "Chapter of Mats" is the term for a similar meeting of representatives of various provinces and subgroups of the Franciscan family of communities. A "chapter of faults" is held regularly by many religious communities at which members are both corrected for infractions against the community's rule, or accuse themselves of their faults and ask for a penance to be prescribed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chapter

    chap′tėr, n. a main division of a book, or of anything: a subject or category generally: an assembly of the canons of a cathedral or collegiate church, or the members of a religious or military order: an organised branch of some society or fraternity.—v.t. to put into chapters: to take to task.—n. Chap′ter-house.—Chapter-and-verse, the exact reference to the passage of the authority for one's statements.—The chapter of accidents, the catalogue of unforeseen events.—To the end of the chapter, throughout the whole subject. [O. Fr. chapitre—L. capitulum, dim. of caput, the head. From the practice of reading to the assembled canons or monks a capitulum or chapter of their rule, or of the Scriptures, the men themselves came to be called in a body the capitulum or chapter, and their meeting-place the chapter-house.]

Editors Contribution

  1. chapter

    An element of a document.

    The treaty had a number of chapters.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chapter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #613

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chapter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2117

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chapter' in Nouns Frequency: #227

Anagrams for Chapter »

  1. repatch

  2. preacht

  3. chaptre

  4. patcher

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chapter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chapter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Chapter in a Sentence

  1. John Duffield:

    It didn't seem like he had reached the apogee of his career, i don't know if it'll be relegated to a footnote, but maybe only one chapter in a lengthy book of accomplishments.

  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    This does not mean that either of these sites will be chosen; we will also be assessing other locations in coming weeks, ultimately, the facility surveys will provide me, the rest of the President's national security team and Congress with some of the information needed to chart a responsible way forward and a plan so that we can close the detention facility at Guantanamo and this chapter in our history once and for all.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    We are opening a new chapter, we are working to make sure that the euro zone budget will be used to strengthen investment, also with the aim of strengthening convergence within the euro zone.

  4. David Tawil:

    (Rhodes) has made a very public statement about wanting Chapter 9 applied to the Commonwealth, it's a big deal.

  5. James Chao:

    It's only chapter one of this story.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. adscripted
    • B. ultimo
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. elusive

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