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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chapel  \Chap"el\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  deposit  or  inter  in  a  chapel;  to  enshrine.  [Obs.] 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  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  which  she  had  been  sailing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  preserved  as  a  precious  relic,  itself  came 
  to  be  called  capella,  whence  the  name  was  applied  to  similar 
  paces  of  worship,  and  the  guardian  of  this  cloak  was  called 
  capellanus  or  chaplain.  See  {Cap},  and  cf  {Chaplain}., 
  {Chaplet}.] 
  1.  A  subordinate  place  of  worship;  as 
  a  a  small  church,  often  a  private  foundation,  as  for  a 
  memorial; 
  b  a  small  building  attached  to  a  church; 
  c  a  room  or  recess  in  a  church,  containing  an  altar. 
 
  Note:  In  Catholic  churches,  and  also  in  cathedrals  and  abbey 
  churches,  chapels  are  usually  annexed  in  the  recesses 
  on  the  sides  of  the  aisles.  --Gwilt. 
 
  2.  A  place  of  worship  not  connected  with  a  church;  as  the 
  chapel  of  a  palace,  hospital,  or  prison. 
 
  3.  In  England,  a  place  of  worship  used  by  dissenters  from  the 
  Established  Church;  a  meetinghouse. 
 
  4.  A  choir  of  singers,  or  an  orchestra,  attached  to  the  court 
  of  a  prince  or  nobleman. 
 
  5.  (Print.) 
  a  A  printing  office,  said  to  be  so  called  because 
  printing  was  first  carried  on  in  England  in  a  chapel 
  near  Westminster  Abbey. 
  b  An  association  of  workmen  in  a  printing  office. 
 
  {Chapel  of  ease}. 
  a  A  chapel  or  dependent  church  built  for  the  ease  or  a 
  accommodation  of  an  increasing  parish,  or  for 
  parishioners  who  live  at  a  distance  from  the  principal 
  church. 
  b  A  privy.  (Law) 
 
  {Chapel  master},  a  director  of  music  in  a  chapel;  the 
  director  of  a  court  or  orchestra. 
 
  {To  build  a  chapel}  (Naut.),  to  chapel  a  ship.  See  {Chapel}, 
  v.  t.,  2. 
 
  {To  hold  a  chapel},  to  have  a  meeting  of  the  men  employed  in 
  a  printing  office,  for  the  purpose  of  considering 
  questions  affecting  their  interests. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chapel 
  n  1:  a  place  of  worship  that  has  its  own  altar 
  2:  a  service  conducted  in  a  chapel;  "he  was  late  for  chapel" 
  [syn:  {chapel  service}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chapel 
  a  holy  place  or  sanctuary,  occurs  only  in  Amos  7:13,  where  one 
  of  the  idol  priests  calls  Bethel  "the  king's  chapel." 
 




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