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chaperone

noun chap·er·one \ˈsha-pə-ˌrōn\

Simple Definition of chaperone

  • : someone (such as a teacher or parent) who goes with children on a trip or to a school dance to make sure that the children behave properly

  • : a person in the past who went with a young unmarried woman to social events in order to make sure that the woman behaved properly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chaperone

  1. 1 :  a person (as a matron) who for propriety accompanies one or more young unmarried women in public or in mixed company

  2. 2 :  an older person who accompanies young people at a social gathering to ensure proper behavior; broadly :  one delegated to ensure proper behavior

  3. 3 :  any of a class of proteins that facilitate the proper folding of proteins by binding to and stabilizing unfolded or partially folded proteins —called also molecular chaperone

Examples of chaperone in a sentence

  1. I was a chaperone on one of my son's school trips.



Variants of chaperone

or

chaperon

play \ˈsha-pə-ˌrōn\

Origin and Etymology of chaperone

French chaperon, literally, hood, from Middle French, head covering, from chape


First Known Use: 1720


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chaperone

verb chap·er·one

Simple Definition of chaperone

  • : to be a chaperone to or for (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chaperone

chaperoned

chaperoning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  escort

  3. 2 :  to act as chaperone to or for <chaperone a dance> <chaperoning teenagers>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act as a chaperone

chaperonage

play \-ˌrō-nij\ noun

Examples of chaperone in a sentence

  1. Two parents chaperoned the children.

  2. My mom always chaperoned the school dances.



1796

First Known Use of chaperone

1796

Variants of chaperone

or

chaperon


CHAPERONE Defined for Kids

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chaperone

play
noun chap·er·one \ˈsha-pə-ˌrōn\

Definition of chaperone for Students

  1. :  a person who goes with and is responsible for a group of young people



Variants of chaperone

or

chaperon

\ˈsha-pə-ˌrōn\

2

chaperone

play
verb chap·er·one

Definition of chaperone for Students

chaperoned

chaperoning

  1. :  to go with and supervise a group of young people :  act as a chaperone <Several parents chaperoned the school dance.>



Variants of chaperone

or

chaperon


Medical Dictionary

chaperone

play
noun chap·er·one \ˈshap-ə-ˌrōn\

Medical Definition of chaperone

  1. :  any of a class of proteins (such as heat shock proteins and chaperonins) that facilitate the proper folding of proteins by binding to and stabilizing unfolded or partially folded proteins <As the proteins are produced, molecules called chaperones fold them into the three-dimensional form they are supposed to take.—Andres M. Lozano et al., Scientific American, July 2005>—called also molecular chaperone



Variants of chaperone

or

chaperone protein



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