A chapel is a place of worship. It's usually smaller than a church, and it has its own altar.

A chapel is a small place of worship. Chapels are Christian and are often part of a larger institution, such as a hospital or prison. Universities often have a chapel. A chapel is a place people pray and find community, or even get married. The song “Chapel of Love” was a big hit in the 1960’s. In it, The Dixie Cups sing, “going to the chapel and I’m gonna get married….”

Definitions of chapel

n a place of worship that has its own altar

Sistine Chapel
the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473
a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
lady chapel
a small chapel in a church; dedicated to the Virgin Mary
side chapel
a small chapel off the side aisle of a church
Type of:
house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, place of worship
any building where congregations gather for prayer

n a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar

“he was late for chapel
chapel service
Type of:
divine service, religious service, service
the act of public worship following prescribed rules

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