chapel

chapel
n.
1 a a place for private Christian worship in a large church or esp. a cathedral, with its own altar and dedication (Lady chapel). b a place of Christian worship attached to a private house or institution.
2 Brit. a a place of worship for nonconformist bodies. b (predic.) an attender at or believer in nonconformist worship (they are strictly chapel). c a chapel service. d attendance at a chapel.
3 an Anglican church subordinate to a parish church.
4 Printing a the members or branch of a printers' trade union at a specific place of work. b a meeting of them.
Phrases and idioms:
chapel of ease an Anglican chapel for the convenience of remote parishioners. chapel of rest an undertaker's mortuary. chapel royal a chapel in a royal palace. father of chapel (or the chapel) the shop steward of a printers' chapel.
Etymology: ME f. OF chapele f. med.L cappella dimin. of cappa cloak: the first chapel was a sanctuary in which St Martin's sacred cloak (cappella) was preserved

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  • Chapel — • When St. Martin divided his military cloak (cappa) and gave half to the beggar at the gate of Amiens, he wrapped the other half round his shoulders, thus making of it a cape (capella). This cape, or its representative, was afterwards preserved… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Chapel — Chap el, n. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chapel — ist Chapel (Programmiersprache) der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Chapel (Missouri) Chapel (Pennsylvania) Chapel (West Virginia) Chapel Manor (Indiana) Chapel Oaks (Maryland) Chapel Ridge (Wisconsin) Chapel Village (Virginia) der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chapel No. 1 — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • chapel — (del fr. antig. «chapel»; ant.) m. Chapelete. * * * chapel. (Del fr. ant. chapel). m. ant. Cobertura de la cabeza, a modo de sombrero o bonete …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • chapel — [chap′əl] n. [ME & OFr chapelle < ML cappella, dim. of cappa, cape < LL: orig., sanctuary in which the cappa or cope of St. Martin was preserved; then, any sanctuary] 1. a place of Christian worship subordinate to and smaller than a church… …   English World dictionary

  • Chapel — Chap el, v. t. 1. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chapel — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. chapele (12c., Mod.Fr. chapelle), from M.L. cappella chapel, sanctuary for relics, lit. little cape, dim. of L.L. cappa cape (see CAP (Cf. cap)); by tradition, originally in reference to the sanctuary in France in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chapel — (Del fr. ant. chapel). m. ant. Cobertura de la cabeza, a modo de sombrero o bonete …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • chapel — ► NOUN 1) a small building for Christian worship, typically one attached to an institution or private house. 2) a part of a large church with its own altar and dedication. 3) Brit. a place of worship for Nonconformist congregations. 4) Brit. the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Chapel — (engl., spr. tschäppel), Kapelle; in England jede Kirche, die einer Dissidentengemeinde gehört …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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