Abbey vs Chapel - What's the difference?
Abbey is a synonym of chapel.
As a proper noun abbey
As a noun chapel is
a place of worship, smaller than, or subordinate to a church.
As an adjective chapel is
(in wales) describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
As a verb chapel is
(nautical|transitive) to cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) to turn or make a circuit so as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess.
A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.
The church of a monastery.
- From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
(UK) A residence that was previously an abbatial building.
(capitalized) In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood.
A place of worship, smaller than, or subordinate to a church.
A place of worship in a civil institution such as an airport, prison etc.
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A funeral home, or a room in one for holding funeral services.
A trade union branch in UK printing or journalism.
A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey.
A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman.
* chapel of ease
* father of chapel
* mother of chapel
(in Wales) Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
- The village butcher is chapel .
(nautical) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) to turn or make a circuit so as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
(obsolete) To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
- (Beaumont and Fletcher)