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Definition of "chapel" []

  • A place of worship that is smaller than and subordinate to a church. (noun)
  • A place of worship in an institution, such as a prison, college, or hospital. (noun)
  • A recess or room in a church set apart for special or small services. (noun)
  • A place of worship for those not belonging to an established church. (noun)
  • The services held at a chapel: Students attend chapel each morning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chapel" in a sentence
  • "“The term chapel, ” says Joyce, in English as We Speak It in Ireland, “has so ingrained itself in my mind that to this hour the word instinctively springs to my lips when I am about to mention a Catholic place of worship; and I always feel some sort of hesitation or reluctance in substituting the word church."
  • ""To me ... the chapel is a physical representation of Maryland's experiment with religious freedom," said Timothy Riordan, chief archaeologist at Historic St. Mary's City."
  • "On the other side of the chapel is an interesting memorial for any student of"