Abbey vs Chapel - What's the difference?

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Abbey is a synonym of chapel.


As a proper noun abbey

is .

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.

abbey

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
  • The church of a monastery.
  • (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.
  • See also

    * cloister * convent * friary * monastery * nunnery * priory

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    chapel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * chapel of ease * father of chapel * mother of chapel

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (in Wales) Describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
  • The village butcher is chapel .

    Verb

    (chapell)
  • (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)

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