What does chapter mean?

Definitions for chapter
ˈtʃæp tərchap·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chapter(noun)

    a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled

    "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"

  2. chapter(noun)

    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. chapter(noun)

    a local branch of some fraternity or association

    "he joined the Atlanta chapter"

  4. chapter(noun)

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

  5. chapter(noun)

    a series of related events forming an episode

    "a chapter of disasters"

Wiktionary

  1. chapter(Noun)

    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. chapter(Noun)

    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. chapter(Noun)

    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. chapter(Verb)

    To divide into chapters.

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

  5. chapter(Verb)

    To put into a chapter.

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

  6. chapter(Verb)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(noun)

    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. Chapter(verb)

    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. Chapter(verb)

    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

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  2. preacht

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  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

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    I have enjoyed my time at FOX and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times, i am grateful to my incredible team at FOX Business and for the many opportunities The Fox Business Network has provided me. I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my career.

  2. Daniel Hoffman:

    She has an extraordinary level of expertise in counterterrorism programs, including this chapter in our history, she has absorbed the lessons learned.

  3. Norvel Goff:

    We now stand to write a new chapter, the only way that evil can prevail in the world is for good people to sit down and be quiet. We are better together than we are separate and apart.

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    After guest co-hosting and appearing as a guest on the show throughout the years, I am thrilled to now call this my day job, i look forward to working with Sharon, Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Carrie Ann, who are such smart, strong, talented women whom I immensely respect. I can not wait to share this exciting new chapter with the viewers and the CBS family.

  5. Steven Rhodes:

    Chapter 9 provides a focus, a mechanism, an urgency, and a supervision that's lacking without it.

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