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chaperon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaperon  \Chap"er*on\,  n.  [F.  chaperon.  See  {Chape},  {Cape}, 
  {Cap}.] 
  1.  A  hood;  especially,  an  ornamental  or  an  official  hood. 
 
  His  head  and  face  covered  with  a  chaperon,  out  of 
  which  there  are  but  two  holes  to  look  through 
  --Howell. 
 
  2.  A  device  placed  on  the  foreheads  of  horses  which  draw  the 
  hearse  in  pompous  funerals. 
 
  3.  A  matron  who  accompanies  a  young  lady  in  public,  for 
  propriety,  or  as  a  guide  and  protector. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaperon  \Chap"er*on\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chaperoned};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Chaperoning}.]  [Cf.  F.  chaperonner  fr  chaperon.] 
  To  attend  in  public  places  as  a  guide  and  protector;  to 
  matronize. 
 
  Fortunately  Lady  Bell  Finley,  whom  I  had  promised  to 
  chaperon,  sent  to  excuse  herself.  --Hannah  More 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaperon 
  n  :  one  who  accompanies  and  supervises  a  young  woman  or 
  gatherings  of  young  people  [syn:  {chaperone}] 
  v  :  accompany  as  a  chaperone  [syn:  {chaperone}] 




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