chapel (plural chapels)
- (especially Christianity) A place of worship, smaller than or subordinate to a church.
- 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.
- A funeral home, or a room in one for holding funeral services.
- (UK) A trade union branch in printing or journalism.
- A printing office.
- A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
- French: chapelle
- German: Kapelle
- Italian: cappella, chiesetta
- Portuguese: capela
- Russian: часо́вня
- Spanish: capilla
chapel (not comparable)
- (Wales) Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
- The village butcher is chapel.
chapel (chapels, present participle chapelling; past and past participle chapelled)
- (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.
- (obsolete, transitive) To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.