• WordNet 3.6
    • n chapel a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar "he was late for chapel"
    • n chapel a place of worship that has its own altar
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm
St. Catherine's Chapel, Guildford St. Catherine's Chapel, Guildford
St. Martha's Chapel St. Martha's Chapel
Gothard Chapel, Mayence Gothard Chapel, Mayence

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas is the Viva Las Vegas Chapel, which can seat 100 people
    • Chapel A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
    • Chapel A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
    • Chapel (Print) A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.
    • Chapel a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
    • Chapel a small building attached to a church
    • Chapel a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial
    • Chapel A subordinate place of worship
    • Chapel (Print) An association of workmen in a printing office.
    • Chapel In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
    • Chapel (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.
    • Chapel To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • n chapel A subordinate place of worship forming an addition to or a part of a large church or a cathedral, but separately dedicated, and devoted to special services. A chapel is often a recess with an altar in an aisle of a church, usually dedicated to the virgin or to some saint: as, the Lady chapel; St. Cuthbert's chapel, etc. See also cut under cathedral.
    • n chapel A separate building subsidiary to a parish church: as, a parochial chapel; a free chapel.
    • n chapel A small independent church-edifice devoted to special services.
    • n chapel A place of worship connected with a royal palace, a private house, or a corporation, as a university or college.
    • n chapel In Scotland and Ireland, any Roman Catholic church or place of worship.
    • n chapel An Anglican church, usually small, anywhere on the continent of Europe.
    • n chapel A place of worship used by non-conformists in England; a meeting-house.
    • n chapel In printing: A printing-house; a printers’ workshop: said to be so designated because printing was first carried on in England, by Caxton, in a chapel attached to Westminster Abbey.
    • n chapel The collective body of journeymen printers in a printing-house. In Great Britain it has been customary for the chapel to be permanently organized, under the presidency of the “father of the chapel,” for mutual benefit, the regulation of work, the maintenance of order, etc. The chapel of a large establishment in the United States is also sometimes organized, under a chairman, for similar purposes.
    • n chapel A choir of singers or an orchestra attached to a nobleman's or ecclesiastic's establishment or a prince's court.
    • chapel To deposit or bury in a chapel; enshrine.
    • chapel Nautical, to turn (a ship) completely about in a light breeze of wind, when close-hauled, so that she will lie the same way as before.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The three central panels on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel tell the story of Adam and Eve.
    • n Chapel chap′el a place of worship inferior or subordinate to a regular church, or attached to a palace, garrison, prison, school, college, &c.: an oratory in a mausoleum, &c., or a cell of a church containing its own altar: a dissenters' place of worship, as of Nonconformists in England, Roman Catholics or Episcopalians in Scotland, &c.: a chapel service—hence 'to keep one's chapels'—to make the requisite number of attendances at such: an association of workmen in a printing-office
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  • Martin Luther
    “Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. capele—Low L. cappella, dim. of cappa, a cloak or cope; orig. from the cloak of St Martin.


In literature:

Very often, where special chantry chapels were built, they took the position of transeptal chapels.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson
It was on August 27, 1826, at eight in the morning, in a chapel of ease.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
The new Chapel was, as we have said, opened in 1869, and the old Chapel then cleared away.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
The chapel stands behind the drill-yard at the back.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
The list of donors was preserved on 'a table fair written for posterity' in the Chapel on the Bridge.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Through an ancient oaken screen we enter the adjacent Chapel of St. Edmund.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Two manors, Vachery and Knowle, have chapels in the church, which is cruciform; but the Vachery chapel is seated for ordinary churchgoers.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
In the rear, but connected with the palace, there was a chapel in Mary's day, though it is now in ruins.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
Porter Chapel, erected for outside missionary work in a needy part of the city, has had a checkered but useful experience.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Opposite the Chapel of the Sacrament is the Chapel of the Choir.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford

In poetry:

And chapel, cot, and villa,
Met here and there our gaze,
And many a crumbling tower
That told of other days.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
I hear the mattock in the mine,
The axe-stroke in the dell,
The clamor from the Indian lodge,
The Jesuit chapel bell!
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
While sending forth a quiet gleam
Across the wood's repose,
And o'er the twilight of the stream,
A lowly chapel rose.
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
What have you done to edify,
You clammy chapel tinker?
What act like his of days gone by —
The grand old Asian thinker?
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
Four freshmen fainted on the seat,
Six swooned upon the floor;
Yet on the fearful being passed,
And shut the chapel door.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Convene thy family each day,
And constantly your prayers say,
A Chapel make of thy abode,
And be thyself the man of God.
"Things, To Be Consider'd, And Made Use Of, When Night Comes" by Rees Prichard

In news:

ROSCOE'S DAN DEVANTIER attempts to dribble past a Chapel Field defender in Thursday's OCIAA game.
Roscoe Loses Its Edge on Chapel Field.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Wilda "Billie" Fae Gesaman Bloomquist will be held at 11 am Saturday, Sept 1, 2012, in Memorial Chapel of First Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held on Monday September 24th at 10:00 am in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church with Msgr.
He’s bringing his version of the high-powered spread offense to Chapel Hill.
Glass, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011, at Vista East Hospital of Waukegan, Ill. Funeral services are Saturday, Feb 4, 2012, at 11 am from Bridges Chapel Baptist Church in Pittsboro, with the Rev.
The controversy generated by the recent cleaning of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel has brought the technical methods and aesthetic judgments of painting conservators under unprecedented scrutiny.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill Orange County NC 27514.
Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Fannie Lou Fodge , 95, formerly of Blodgett, who died Oct 6, 2004, were: Frank Hart, J.D.
Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1512, Pope Julius II led an evening prayer service to inaugurate the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's newly finished vault frescoes.
At 9 am, the wooden pews of McDaniel College's Big Baker Chapel were quickly filling, as middle school and high school students streamed into the building.
The ceremony was held at the Webbs Chapel Baptist Church in Macclesfield, North Carolina, with the Reverend Johnny Hendricks officiating.
Kendall, who spent 25 years as pastor of London's famous Westminster Chapel, completes his trilogy on forgiveness with his most recent offering, Totally Forgiving God: When It Seems He Has Betrayed You.
Funeral services for Mrs Leva Franker , 91, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be held a 10 am Friday, Dec 4, 2009, at Warner Chapel in Spencer.

In science:

Yashenkin a,b aDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil l, NC 27599, USA bPetersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St.
Planar Dirac fermions in long-range-correlated random vector potential
We are indebted to Karl Petersen (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), J ¨urgen Potthoff (Mannheim, Germany), Michael R ¨ockner (Bielefeld, Germany) and Ludwig Schweitzer (Braunschweig, Germany) for helpful advice and hints to the literature.
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction
Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, 304 Hanes Hall, Chapel Hill, NC27510, United States.
Scaling limits for critical inhomogeneous random graphs with finite third moments
Chapel is a new programming language aimed to bridge the gap between parallel and sequential programming.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
Similarly to DSVP, it hierarchically expresses both task and data level concurrency, which transparently can be executed locally or remotely in parallel, or sequential, but it does not deal with partial failure. X10 is similar in that respect and is developed with the same goal as Chapel.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures