chapel: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chap'ul), [key]
— n., v., adj. -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling,
- a private or subordinate place of prayer or worship; oratory.
- a separately dedicated part of a church, or a small independent churchlike edifice, devoted to special services.
- a room or building for worship in an institution, palace, etc.
- (in Great Britain) a place of worship for members of various dissenting Protestant churches, as Baptists or Methodists.
- a separate place of public worship dependent on the church of a parish.
- a religious service in a chapel: Don't be late for chapel!
- a funeral home or the room in which funeral services are held.
- a choir or orchestra of a chapel, court, etc.
- a print shop or printing house.
- an association of employees in a print shop for dealing with their interests, problems, etc.
- to maneuver (a sailing vessel taken aback) by the helm alone until the wind can be recovered on the original tack.
- (in England) belonging to any of various dissenting Protestant sects.
- chapel (Thesaurus)