chapter

noun
chap·​ter | \ ˈchap-tər How to pronounce chapter (audio) \

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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Well that's just another chapter in an already impressive biography. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Meghan Markle's Net Worth?," 16 Apr. 2019 With Women's History Month firmly underway, two astronauts are adding a new chapter: the first all-woman spacewalk. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Two Astronauts Will Conduct First All-Woman Spacewalk," 6 Mar. 2019 The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale This latest chapter in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina isn’t a movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking on holiday magic (sorry). Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Christmas Movies on Netflix You Can Stream During the Holidays," 19 Dec. 2018 Touring around these last 6 years has been the most magical chapter of my life. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Camila Cabello Shuts Down Rumors That She's Pregnant In The Most Camila Way EVER," 29 Oct. 2018 Yakuza 2 is a slightly strange chapter in Sega’s charming crime drama series. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Review: Yakuza Kiwami 2 gets cleaned up for PS4," 28 Aug. 2018 What followed was another chapter in a consistent trend: Woods has played the front nine in 10-under par this week, but has played the back at 2 over. Eddie Pells, Fox News, "Putts won't drop, but Tiger Woods moves up the board at PGA anyway," 12 Aug. 2018 The measure is the latest chapter of the state’s effort to tackle the opioid crisis. Felice J. Freyer And Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Bill to combat opioid crisis rejects 72-hour hold, adds mandate for hospital care," 10 July 2018 On many teams, that would have been a mere plot twist, not the climactic chapter. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lucchesi gets hit, run, loss in Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over Padres," 6 July 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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The first known use of chapter was in the 13th century

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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 How to pronounce chapter (audio) \

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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