Definitions of chapel

  1. a place of worship that has its own altar
  2. a service conducted in a chapel; " he was late for chapel"
  3. A subordinate place of worship
  4. a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial
  5. a small building attached to a church
  6. a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
  7. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
  8. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
  9. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
  10. A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.
  11. An association of workmen in a printing office.
  12. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
  13. 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.
  14. A place of public worship, not so large or important as a church.
  15. Place of worship inferior or subordinate to a regular church, or attached to a palace or a private dwelling: a dissenters place of worship.
  16. A place of worship.
  17. A chapel service.
  18. A place of worship connected with but subordinate to a church; a place of worship in a palace or private dwelling; a dissenters place of worship; a meeting in a printing establishment of the workmen to settle points of order, matters of difference, & c. Chapel of ease, an extra church in a large parish.

Usage examples for chapel

  1. But while Miss Martell was speaking most earnestly to Hemstead, she saw some one enter the chapel door. – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. But I knew nothing of 'em- I went to chapel." – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  3. How far 'ull it be to t' chapel at Scargill Fell? – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. About three months afterward I went to the chapel of which my husband was a minister, and he had an extraordinary service there. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  5. " But," said La Mole, " they take only those condemned to death or the torture to the chapel." – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  6. A passage on the same floor leads to the private chapel attached to the palace, where Bessie knelt daily in prayer. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  7. A plain in front of the chapel was pointed out to him. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. The head of Colonel Towneley is preserved in the chapel at Townely Hall, near Burnley. – England in the Days of Old by William Andrews
  9. And it isn't only the chapel. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  10. On the very first Sunday after Sophia's departure, Mr. Povey did not go to chapel in the morning, and he offered no reason for his unusual conduct. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. And in the middle of the chapel was the last Sir Charles Danvers, whom his brother, Sir George, the father of the present owner, had succeeded. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. When I saw her sweet face turned toward me as she entered the chapel, I dared not look again! – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. " Well, if Miss Maud will put up with me," said Howard, " we will stroll about, and we might go to King's Chapel together. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. He looked towards the chapel. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  15. The twenty- eight characters necessary to produce this play were obtained from the boys of the Chapel Royal and St. Paul's Cathedral. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. Mr. Lovelace said, the Royal Chapel was the place he oftenest went to, when he was in town. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  17. The one person who should be able to tell me what goes on here is that girl who is locked in the chapel bedroom! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. There's such a pretty lane along the creek behind the chapel. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  19. He turned away and walked towards the chapel. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  20. It stands beyond the more modern settlement on what is now a grassy plain, and attached to it is a Norman chapel containing the bones of Alberada, mother of Boemund, and others of her race. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas