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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Sweet Venus moves into curious Gemini on Saturday, June 8, starting a lighthearted new chapter. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Aries Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 Hailey remembers the trip to the Lentzes’ as the culmination of a long, frightening chapter. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance," 7 Feb. 2019 Mercy Morganfield, the former president of the Washington, DC, chapter, cut ties with the national organization in March over Mallory’s association with Farrakhan and other disagreements with the co-chairs. Anna North, Vox, "The Women’s March changed the American left. Now anti-Semitism allegations threaten the group’s future.," 21 Dec. 2018 Ralph Lauren wrote the introduction, while the final chapter was written by Bentley's chairman and CEO and focuses on the future of the brand. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Bentley's Coffee-Table Book Costs Over $250,000 and Is Covered in Diamonds," 17 May 2019 It’s unclear if Bezos ever took the physic professor’s classes, but seeing as Bezos was the chapter leader of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, there’s a strong chance that their paths crossed. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Why the World's Richest Man Wants Humans To Live on Floating Space Cities," 10 May 2019 In and around Lordstown, city and regional leaders are busy figuring out the next chapter. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "When towns lose a factory, what comes next?," 29 Nov. 2018 Shores of Gold is reputedly 10 to 15 hours long, split across nine chapters, and adds a new island that’s set to be the largest in the game. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: A first look at Vampire: The Masquerade 2 (sort-of) and Overwatch's new script editor," 22 Apr. 2019 With more than 225 journal articles, 25 book chapters, and 66 technical reports to her name, she was awarded the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019

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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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