1 [C] small building or room used for Christian worship, eg in a school, prison, large private house, etc （基督徒礼拜用的）小教堂或房间（如学校、监狱、私人大宅等中的）
*a college chapel 学院小教堂
* Chapel is (ie Services in chapel are) at
8 o'clock. （小教堂的）礼拜在8点钟举行.
2 [C] separate part of a church or cathedral with its own altar, used for small services and private prayer 私人祈祷处（教堂或大教堂中有自己祭坛的独立部分, 用于小规模礼拜或私人祈祷）
*a `Lady chapel, ie one dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus 圣母堂（供奉耶稣之母马利亚的礼拜堂）. =>illus at App
1 见附录1之插图, page viii.
3 [C](Brit) place used for Christian worship by Nonconformists（非英国国教徒礼拜基督的）教堂
*a Methodist `chapel 卫理公会教堂
* She goes to/attends chapel regularly. 她经常去新教徒教堂作礼拜.
* (dated 旧) Are they church or chapel? ie Do they belong to the Anglican Church or to a Nonconformist denomination? 他们是英国国教徒还是非国教徒?
4 [CGp] (members of a) branch of a trade union in a newspaper office or printing house 报社或印刷厂工会（会员）
*The chapel voted against a strike. 印刷工会投票反对罢工.
5 [C] (esp US) local branch of a club, society, etc 俱乐部、社团等的地方分部.
1100-1200; Language: Old French;Origin:
chapele, from Medieval Latin
cappella, from Late Latin
); because the cloak of St. Martin of Tours was kept in such a building][C]
a small church, or a room in a hospital, prison, big church etc in which Christians pray and have religious services[C]
a building where Christians who are Nonconformists have religious services[U]BrE
the religious services held in a chapel Bethan goes to chapel every Sunday.[C]BrE
the members of a union
in the newspaper or printing industry