Definition of chapter
1a : a main division of a bookb : something resembling a chapter in being a significant specified unit a new chapter in my life
2a : a regular meeting of the canons of a cathedral or collegiate church or of the members of a religious houseb : the body of canons of a cathedral or collegiate church
3 : a local branch of an organization
Examples of chapter in a Sentence
Chapter three deals with the country's economy.
Please read the first two chapters of your textbook for our next class.
Becoming a parent opened up a whole new chapter in my life.
a difficult chapter in European history
Recent Examples of chapter from the Web
According to Pryor, students at Washington formed their own chapter of the KKK, and were known by the local Freedmen’s Bureau to attempt to abduct and rape black schoolgirls from the nearby black schools.
But beyond the myths and legends, the Museum of the Revolution in the Border offers a foundation for learning about a turbulent chapter of history that dashed dreams of an egalitarian world across the border.
Seniors from Barrington High School, who are about to embark on a new chapter in their lives, recently took a trip back in time.
Dolezal is the former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP.
Because the chapters for 1993, ’94 and ’95 are blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em short.
For Auburn (35-24), that chapter begins Monday with the NCAA selection show at 11 a.m. as the Tigers await their postseason fate from the tournament's selection committee.
In recent years, Bolden has worked closely with Pillars of the Community and the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on matters related to restoring voting rights to people who have been convicted of felony offenses.
The saving grace in the storm's aftermath, said Pazour and Wolf, was the outpouring of volunteers who came out after the tornado, including Boy Scouts and members of the county's chapter of the American Red Cross.
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Origin and Etymology of chapter
CHAPTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chapter for English Language Learners
: one of the main sections of a book
: a period of time that is very different from the period of time before it
: the people in a certain area who make up one section of a large organization
CHAPTER Defined for Kids
Definition of chapter for Students
1 : a main division of a book or story
2 : a local branch of a club or organization the charity's Springfield chapter
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