- A small church, or an area or compartment in a church containing an altar dedicated to a particular saint. A prominent feature of many Romanesque churches is the addition of multiple "radiating" chapels. Churches during the Romanesque period were often in the relics business: the more relics they displayed, the more donations they received. Each of the chapels a church had would provide a site for each relic, often funded by a wealthy donor.
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Chapel — • When St. Martin divided his military cloak (cappa) and gave half to the beggar at the gate of Amiens, he wrapped the other half round his shoulders, thus making of it a cape (capella). This cape, or its representative, was afterwards preserved… … Catholic encyclopedia
Chapel — Chap el, n. [OF. chapele, F. chapelle, fr. LL. capella, orig., a short cloak, hood, or cowl; later, a reliquary, sacred vessel, chapel; dim. of cappa, capa, cloak, cape, cope; also, a covering for the head. The chapel where St. Martin s cloak was … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Chapel — ist Chapel (Programmiersprache) der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Chapel (Missouri) Chapel (Pennsylvania) Chapel (West Virginia) Chapel Manor (Indiana) Chapel Oaks (Maryland) Chapel Ridge (Wisconsin) Chapel Village (Virginia) der … Deutsch Wikipedia
Chapel No. 1 — U.S. National Register of Historic Places … Wikipedia
chapel — (del fr. antig. «chapel»; ant.) m. Chapelete. * * * chapel. (Del fr. ant. chapel). m. ant. Cobertura de la cabeza, a modo de sombrero o bonete … Enciclopedia Universal
chapel — [chap′əl] n. [ME & OFr chapelle < ML cappella, dim. of cappa, cape < LL: orig., sanctuary in which the cappa or cope of St. Martin was preserved; then, any sanctuary] 1. a place of Christian worship subordinate to and smaller than a church… … English World dictionary
Chapel — Chap el, v. t. 1. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
chapel — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. chapele (12c., Mod.Fr. chapelle), from M.L. cappella chapel, sanctuary for relics, lit. little cape, dim. of L.L. cappa cape (see CAP (Cf. cap)); by tradition, originally in reference to the sanctuary in France in… … Etymology dictionary
chapel — (Del fr. ant. chapel). m. ant. Cobertura de la cabeza, a modo de sombrero o bonete … Diccionario de la lengua española
chapel — ► NOUN 1) a small building for Christian worship, typically one attached to an institution or private house. 2) a part of a large church with its own altar and dedication. 3) Brit. a place of worship for Nonconformist congregations. 4) Brit. the… … English terms dictionary
Chapel — (engl., spr. tschäppel), Kapelle; in England jede Kirche, die einer Dissidentengemeinde gehört … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon