chapter

noun
chap·​ter | \ ˈchap-tər \

Definition of chapter

1a : a main division of a book
b : 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 house
b : the body of canons of a cathedral or collegiate church
3 : a local branch of an organization

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Synonyms for chapter

Synonyms

affiliate, branch, cell, council, local

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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
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The tome was reissued this year, with a new chapter about their late grandmother, Barbara Bush. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Laura Bush Celebrates Barbara and Jenna's Birthday with a Sweet Throwback Instagram Post," 26 Nov. 2018 Asa Mathat Tinder co-founder Sean Rad’s saga with former parent company IAC has started a new chapter. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Tinder’s co-founders are suing former parent company IAC for at least $2 billion," 14 Aug. 2018 Pitre writes that a field worker for the NAACP, Martha Gruening, who was investigating the 1917 riot, noted that Houston would be an ideal place to start a chapter. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "Houston NAACP celebrates 100th anniversary," 1 July 2018 Two stints at Valentino, one at Ermenegildo Zegna, another at Cerruti, and finally a consultant role alongside Haider Ackermann during his brief but beautiful Berluti chapter prefaced the launch at Pitti Uomo tonight of his own namesake label. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Valentino and Berluti Alum Aldo Maria Camillo Goes Solo in Florence," 10 Jan. 2019 On Wednesday morning, Walker’s startup announced that its next chapter will occur inside of that consumer product giant. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color," 12 Dec. 2018 There are some surprises—genever made the cut but tequila didn't—and each spirit gets its own chapter. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "12 Cocktail Books to Improve Your Bartending Skills," 9 Nov. 2018 Tonight’s event, called Bunker Brews, is a meetup for a rare group of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars—those who return to the U.S. with ideas for their own second chapter in life. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Thank You For Your Service. Now What?," 17 Oct. 2018 The Silos have a rich history, marking the duo's beginning, and the company's already thinking of its next chapter, Chip shared with the Waco Tribune-Herald. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "All The Details About Magnolia's New Headquarters," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of chapter

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for chapter

Middle English chapitre, from Anglo-French chapitre, chapitle, from Late Latin capitulum division of a book & Medieval Latin, meeting place of canons, from Latin, diminutive of capit-, caput head — more at head

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chapter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chapter

: 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

noun
chap·​ter | \ ˈchap-tər \

Kids Definition of chapter

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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