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.
Nautical. 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.
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How to use chapel in a sentence
On Sunday, the community held its first in-person church service at its chapel, though everyone still wore masks for safety.How this summer could bring the pandemic relief we’re longing for | William Wan | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
By 2017 The Historic Little Wedding chapel on Main Street, the last of the Elkton wedding chapels, had closed.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century | Melissa August | February 11, 2021 | Time
There’s a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the Lower 48.Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl Jeep commercial pulled after news of singer’s DWI arrest | Bethonie Butler | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
So when his boss called the staff together, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif took his seat in the chapel, dressed in scrubs and surrounded by nurses and orderlies.His team is going to the Super Bowl. He’s staying on the coronavirus front lines. | Adam Kilgore | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
She noted that customarily, teams have had pregame chapel services together.Why Are The WNBA’s ‘Home’ Teams Feeling So At Home In The Bubble? | Howard Megdal | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Through a work-study program with the school, he is a Program Assistant at the UNC-chapel Hill LGBT Center.
VATICAN CITY—In the 500 or so years since the Sistine chapel was decorated, it has never looked so good.
Simon Fisher Turner told me he last saw Jarman lying dead in the hospital chapel.
A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination | Sally Kohn | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There, the city is apparently requiring the Hitching Post Lakeside chapel to officiate gay weddings.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination | Sally Kohn | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The private chapel, built out from the house on the side next Calne, had not been used for years and years.
In 1763 the chapel was enlarged, and at the same time a little more land was added to the graveyard.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Happening to cast his eyes that way, he saw a light where he had never seen one before—in the little unused chapel.
Dr. Ashton walked out of the chapel, and Val stood for a few moments where he was, looking up and down in the dim light.
The old Wesleyan chapel, in Martin Street, was fitted up for schools in 1865.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for chapel
a place of Christian worship in a larger building, esp a place set apart, with a separate altar, in a church or cathedral
a similar place of worship in or attached to a large house or institution, such as a college, hospital or prison
a church subordinate to a parish church
a Nonconformist place of worship
Nonconformist religious practices or doctrine
(as adjective): he is chapel, but his wife is church Compare church (def. 8)
(in Scotland) a Roman Catholic church
the members of a trade union in a particular newspaper office, printing house, etc
a printing office
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