Meaning of “chapel” in the English Dictionary

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"chapel" in British English

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chapelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃæp.əl/ us /ˈtʃæp.əl/

C2 a room that is part of a larger building and is used for Christian worship:

The college/hospital/prison has its own chapel.
the Chapel of St Paul

C2 mainly UK a building used for Christian worship by Christians who do not belong to the Church of England or the Roman Catholic Church

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  • The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
  • They meet in an old house, whose basement has been converted into a chapel.
  • We always went to chapel on Sundays.
  • They built a small chapel from the local rock.

(Definition of “chapel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chapel" in American English

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chapelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃæp·əl/

a small church or an enclosed place in a large church for worship by a small group, or a room in a building set apart for worship

(Definition of “chapel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)