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 for chapel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 preserved as a precious relic, itself came
     to be called capella, whence the name was applied to similar
     paces of worship, and the guardian of this cloak was called
     capellanus, or chaplain. See Cap, and cf. Chaplain.,
     Chaplet.]
     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.
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     Note: In Catholic churches, and also in cathedrals and abbey
           churches, chapels are usually annexed in the recesses
           on the sides of the aisles. --Gwilt.
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     2. A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the
        chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison.
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     3. In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the
        Established Church; a meetinghouse.
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     4. A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court
        of a prince or nobleman.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chapel \Chap"el\, v. t.
     1. To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine. [Obs.]
        --Beau. & Fl.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "chapel":
     Lady chapel, amphitheater, arena, assembly hall, auditorium,
     chantry, chapel of ease, chapel royal, concert hall,
     convention hall, dance hall, exhibition hall, gallery, hall,
     lecture hall, meetinghouse, music hall, opera house, oratorium,
     oratory, sacellum, sacrament chapel, sacrarium, school chapel,
     side chapel, stadium, theater
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

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

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