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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chap·el /ˈʧæpəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chap·el n.
 1. A subordinate place of worship; as, (a) a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial; (b) a small building attached to a church; (c) a room or recess in a church, containing an altar.
 Note:In Catholic churches, and also in cathedrals and abbey churches, chapels are usually annexed in the recesses on the sides of the aisles.
 2. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
 3. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse.
 4. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
 5. Print. (a) A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey. (b) An association of workmen in a printing office.
 Chapel of ease. (a) A chapel or dependent church built for the ease or a accommodation of an increasing parish, or for parishioners who live at a distance from the principal church. (b) A privy. Law
 Chapel master, a director of music in a chapel; the director of a court or orchestra.
 To build a chapel Naut., to chapel a ship. See Chapel, v. t., 2.
 To hold a chapel, to have a meeting of the men employed in a printing office, for the purpose of considering questions affecting their interests.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chap·el v. t.
 1. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine. [Obs.]
 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 which she had been sailing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a place of worship that has its own altar
      2: a service conducted in a chapel; "he was late for chapel"
         [syn: chapel service]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a holy place or sanctuary, occurs only in Amos 7:13, where one
    of the idol priests calls Bethel "the king's chapel."