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
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 23, 2014
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
August 24, 2014
Molly Worthen is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of chapel
The chapel was thronged, the majority of members being women.
My heart fluttered as I rose to comply with the demand, and the chapel was hushed.
I avoided the house of Mr Clayton, and absented myself from his chapel.
To the major it was thenceforth chamber and chapel and monument.Weighed and Wanting
So says the inscription on a large slab of black marble in the floor of the chapel.Yorkshire Painted And Described
- 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
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.)