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Definition of chapel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small building or room used for Christian worship in a school, prison, hospital, etc. a college chapel
  2. 2a separate part of a church or cathedral, with its own altar, used for some services and private prayer a Lady chapel (= a chapel dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus)
  3. 3a small building or room used for funeral services, especially at a cemetery or crematorium
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chapel