What does chaplet mean?

Definitions for chaplet
ˈtʃæp lɪtchap·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wreath, garland, coronal, chaplet, leinoun

    flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes


  1. chapletnoun

    A garland or circlet for the head.

  2. chapletnoun

    A string of beads, especially when making up five decades of the rosary.

  3. chapletnoun

    A moulding in the form of a string of beads; a bead-moulding.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chapletnoun

    Etymology: chapelet, Fr.

    Upon old hyems’ chin, and icy crown,
    An od’rous chaplet of sweet summer’s buds,
    Is, as in mockery, set. William Shakespeare, Midsum. Night’s Dream.

    I strangely long to know,
    Whether they nobler chaplets wear,
    Those that their mistress’ scorn did bear,
    Or those that were us’d kindly. John Suckling.

    All the quire was grac’d
    With chaplets green, upon their foreheads plac’d. Dryden.

    The winding ivy chaplet to invade,
    And folded fern, that your fair forehead shade. Dryden.

    They with joyful nimble wing,
    Flew dutifully back again,
    And made an humble chaplet for the king. Jonathan Swift.


  1. chaplet

    A chaplet is a type of personal adornment, usually a circlet or wreath worn on the head. It is often made from flowers, beads or jewels. In a religious context, it can also refer to a string of prayer beads used in various religious traditions to keep count of prayers or devotions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chapletnoun

    a garland or wreath to be worn on the head

  2. Chapletnoun

    a string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads

  3. Chapletnoun

    a small molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, etc

  4. Chapletnoun

    a chapelet. See Chapelet, 1

  5. Chapletnoun

    a bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mold

  6. Chapletnoun

    a tuft of feathers on a peacock's head

  7. Chapletnoun

    a small chapel or shrine

  8. Chapletverb

    to adorn with a chaplet or with flowers

  9. Etymology: [F. chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel hat, garland, dim. fr. LL. cappa. See Cap, and cf. Chapelet, Chapeau.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chaplet

    chap′let, n. a garland or wreath for the head: a circlet of gold, &c.: a string of beads used in counting prayers, one-third of a rosary in length: anything in a string: a metal support of a cylindrical pipe.—adj. Chap′leted. [O. Fr. chapeletchape, a head-dress.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chaplet

    In heraldry, is always composed of four roses, the other parts being leaves.


  1. Chaplet

    a little crown; a circle of hooks or other small processes terminating a member or appendage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaplet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaplet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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