Definitions of chapter

  1. 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"
  2. a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; " he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
  3. a series of related events forming an episode; " a chapter of disasters"
  4. a local branch of some fraternity or association; " he joined the Atlanta chapter"
  5. an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
  6. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
  7. 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.
  8. A community of canons or canonesses.
  9. A bishop's council.
  10. A business meeting of any religious community.
  11. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons.
  12. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
  13. A chapter house.
  14. A decretal epistle.
  15. A location or compartment.
  16. To divide into chapters, as a book.
  17. To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.
  18. A division of a book.
  19. A division of a book; a meeting of certain societies or orders; a body of those who hold such a meeting.
  20. A head or division of a book: a corporation of clergymen belonging to a cathedral or collegiate church: an organized branch of some society or fraternity.
  21. To divide or arrange into chapters, as a literary composition.
  22. A division of a book; a corporation of clergymen.
  23. The clergy of a cathedral.
  24. A branch of a society.
  25. A division of a book; a decretal epistle; the body of clergymen attached to a cathedral or collegiate church; a meeting of the members of a religious order; an organized branch of some society or fraternity.
  26. To divide into chapters; to put headings on chapters.
  27. The division of a book; an assembly of the dean, canons and prebendaries, or of the dean and canons residentiary alone, attached to a cathedral.

Usage examples for chapter

  1. Carolus continued to read his first chapter written in the style above throughout. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. Chapter Fourteen " I've always called it 'Little Island, ' since nobody's ever troubled giving it a name." – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  3. Peter's mother lies dying in the first chapter and gives him her own Bible. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. I will open the picture by reading from Polly Brewster's chapter – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  5. Not in that chapter – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Chesterton wrote the introduction and each member produced one chapter – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  7. And if so, why was it that Paul was so distressed about them, as he says, in the first part of the chapter that he was? – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  8. But more will be said as to this aspect of early books in our next chapter – Fine Books by Alfred W. Pollard
  9. I am told that a chapter on the Council is already written. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  10. A chapter of her life was turned. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. " Well, you haven't told me what you thought of that last chapter said Abner, putting the roll back in its box. – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  12. Oh, yes, murmured Alice, that's the pleasantest chapter of all. – Lady Larkspur by Meredith Nicholson
  13. I guess, though, that I'd better put it into a new chapter – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. He turned his horse's head to the right; and as he went on by the road, he was thinking of the terrible chapter in his life that closed with the death of Mr. Barradine. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  15. She rose accordingly very early on the morning after her arrival there from the woods, as described in the last chapter and put on the working- dress which Mary Erskine had made for her, and which was always kept at the farm. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  16. At last we arrived, and as soon as the King was informed of it he entered the room where the chapter of the order was assembled. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. These words were uttered by Jim Halliday, one evening two years after the events related in our last chapter to his friend George Reader, as the two sat together in Jim's rooms at Saint George's. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  18. Chapter I: A young woman is walking along a street, with a child sleeping in her arms. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  19. First in this holy book I read my chapter – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  20. Or stay, it is the last chapter of St. John. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge