• (British) IPA: /ˈtʃæ.pəl/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈtʃæ.pəl/
  • (America)

chapel (plural chapels)

  1. (especially Christianity) A place of worship, smaller than or subordinate to a church.
  2. A place of worship in another building or within a civil institution such as a larger church, airport, prison, monastery, school, etc.; often primarily for private prayer.
  3. A funeral home, or a room in one for holding funeral services.
  4. (UK) A trade union branch in printing or journalism.
  5. A printing office.
  6. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
Translations Adjective

chapel (not comparable)

  1. (Wales) Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
    The village butcher is chapel.

chapel (chapels, present participle chapelling; past and past participle chapelled)

  1. (nautical, transitive) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) to turn or make a circuit so as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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