verb (used with object), chap·eled, chap·el·ing or (especially British) chap·elled, chap·el·ling.
Origin of chapel
Examples from the Web for chapel
And the private “chapel” reportedly gives its newlyweds a conservative Christian CD with hetero-reinforcing marriage sermons.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination|Sally Kohn|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The next evening, Romero was saying mass in the chapel at the hospice where he lived in a tiny room near the infirm and the dying.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint|Christopher Dickey|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Molly Worthen is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?|Molly Worthen|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a small room off the chapel, they left offerings of gratitude for filled promises of recovery.
Soon, believers seeking cures began flocking to the chapel and praying to its guardian angel, St. Roch.
The second arch covers the chapel of the Portuguese knights.The Overland Guide-book|James Barber
Francis went away, to build his chapel and sing in the Provençal speech hymns in honor of God and of love for his greatness.
Meanwhile in the chapel the ineffably blasphemous rites proceeded.The Historical Nights' Entertainment|Rafael Sabatini
The painting was of the chapel and the company assembled for the marriage.The Spell of Belgium|Isabel Anderson
But later, when the chapel belonged to the Hautecoeurs, they replaced the original work by their family coat of arms.The Dream|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for chapel
- a Nonconformist place of worship
- Nonconformist religious practices or doctrine
- (as adjective)he is chapel, but his wife is church Compare church (def. 8)
Word Origin for chapel
Word Origin and History for chapel
early 13c., from Old French chapele (12c., Modern French chapelle), from Medieval Latin cappella "chapel, sanctuary for relics," literally "little cape," diminutive of Late Latin cappa "cape" (see cap (n.)); by tradition, originally in reference to the sanctuary in France in which the miraculous cape of St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of France, was preserved; meaning extended in most European languages to "any sanctuary." (While serving Rome as a soldier deployed in Gaul, Martin cut his military coat in half to share it with a ragged beggar. That night, Martin dreamed Christ wearing the half-cloak; the half Martin kept was the relic.)