• WordNet 3.6
    • n chaplet flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chaplet (Founding) A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mold.
    • Chaplet (Man) A chapelet. See Chapelet, 1.
    • Chaplet A garland or wreath to be worn on the head.
    • n Chaplet A small chapel or shrine.
    • Chaplet (Arch) A small molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, etc.
    • Chaplet A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads. "Her chaplet of beads and her missal."
    • Chaplet A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
    • v. t Chaplet To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaplet A wreath, as of natural flowers, worn on the head, especially as a mark of festivity or distinction.
    • n chaplet In the middle ages, a circlet of gold or other precious material, more or less ornamented, worn by both men and women.
    • n chaplet In heraldry, any garland or wreath, whether of leaves alone, as of laurel or oak, or of flowers. The wreath must be described at length in the blazon. A chaplet of roses should have four roses only at equal distances from one another, the rest of the wreath being composed of leaves.
    • n chaplet Any head-dress; a hood or cap.
    • n chaplet A string of beads used by Roman Catholics in counting their prayers; a rosary, but strictly only a third of the beads of a rosary.
    • n chaplet Anything resembling in form a string of beads.
    • n chaplet Same as chapel-de-fer, .
    • n chaplet In architecture, a small round molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, or some similar design.
    • n chaplet The tuft or crest of feathers on a fowl's head.
    • n chaplet In oyster-culture, a row of shells or other objects suspended on wire to collect the spat.
    • n chaplet Same as chapelet in any of its senses.
    • chaplet To crown or adorn with a chaplet.
    • n chaplet A small chapel or shrine.
    • n chaplet In foundry-work, a sheet-metal form used in adjusting the core in a mold and fused into the casting when the metal flows into the mold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chaplet chap′let a garland or wreath for the head: a circlet of gold, &c.: a string of beads used in counting prayers, one-third of a rosary in length: anything in a string: a metal support of a cylindrical pipe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel, hat, garland, dim. fr. LL. cappa,. See Cap, and cf. Chapelet Chapeau
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chapeletchape, a head-dress.


In literature:

His head was encircled with a chaplet made of the feathers of the song-sparrow and the red-headed-woodpecker.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
And no longer suffering it to be deprived of its honours, they place upon it the festive chaplet.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
A chaplet of silver bay-leaves was to encircle her brow, and the locket and chain were to be put round her neck.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
Within these chaplets are others of smaller size.
"Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches" by Henri de Crignelle
Again the tempest of his passions arise; he tears the chaplet from his brows, and scatters it in the wind.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
The Chaplet of Pearls; or, The White and Black Ribaumont.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
THE CHAPLET OF PEARLS; or, the White and Black Ribaumont.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Gratitude may wreath a chaplet of laurel, but trust me, Christine, it withers unless consecrated by beauty.
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
The Chaplet of Pearls.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat

In poetry:

First to weave for Earth a chaplet
To crown her dear old head;
And to beautify the pathway
Where winter still did tread.
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Pleasures are there, like dropping balms,
And glory and honour with chaplets and palms,
And mind well at ease, and gladness, and health,
A river of peace, and a mine of wealth!
"The Song Of Sixteen" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Oft stooping as she stray'd, she cull'd the pride
Of every plain; she pillaged every grove!
The fading chaplet daily she supplied,
And still her hand some various garland wove.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
Though weeping virgins haunt his favour'd urn,
Renew their chaplets, and repeat their sighs;
Though near his tomb Sabæan odours burn,
The loit'ring fragrance will it reach the skies?
"Elegy II. On Posthumous Reputation - To a Friend" by William Shenstone
No glittering chaplet brought from other lands!
As in his life, this man, in death, is ours;
His own loved prairies o'er his "gaunt, gnarled hands,"
Have fitly drawn their sheet of summer flowers!
"Abraham Lincoln" by Alice Cary
At the contact of her tread,
The mountain's festal head,
As with chaplets of white roses, seems to glow;
And its furrowed cheek grows white
With a feeling of delight,
At the presence of the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Short, Bethea to sing Chaplet of Divine Mercy April 16 in Minot.
WASHINGTON (CNS)—For the past 10 years, Father James Statz has been inspiring Lenten devotions with his missionary-style chaplet.
The chaplet consists of a cross on a cord with seven sets of three knots each that is worn around the neck over one's clothing, visible for all of Lent.
Joe started with praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the soul his deceased friend, Richard Stanford.
The Rosary is the most famous and most popular chaplet that we have as Catholics.
A chaplet is a prayer devotion that commonly utilizes beads, it comes from a French word for "wreath" or "crown".