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Definition of Chapel


  1. A subordinate place of worship
  2. a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial
  3. a small building attached to a church
  4. a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
  5. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
  6. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
  7. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
  8. A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.
  9. An association of workmen in a printing office.
  10. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
  11. 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 Quotations

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Martin Luther

The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all the early books of the Bible.
Peter Greenaway

Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.
Gianni Versace

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.
Russell Banks

I grew up on the South Island of New Zealand, in a city chosen and beloved by my parents for its proximity to the mountains - Christchurch is two hours distant from the worn saddle of Arthur's Pass, the mountain village that was and is my father's spiritual touchstone, his chapel and cathedral in the wild.
Eleanor Catton
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Chapel Translations

chapel in Dutch is muziekkapel, kapel
chapel in French is chapelle
chapel in German is Kapelle
chapel in Italian is cappella
chapel in Spanish is capilla
chapel in Swedish is kapell
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