Chapter vs Epic - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between chapter and epic

is that chapter is one of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided while epic is an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero.

As a verb chapter

is to divide into chapters.

As an adjective epic is

of, or relating to, an epic.

chapter

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Alternative forms

* chaptre (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.
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  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • A section of a social or religious body.
  • #An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.
  • #An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral, conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.
  • #A community of canons or canonesses.
  • #A bishop's council.
  • #An organized branch of some society or fraternity, such as the Freemasons.
  • #:(Robertson)
  • #A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
  • #A chapter house.
  • #:(Burrill)
  • A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.
  • *1866 , (Wilkie Collins), , Book the Last, Chapter I,
  • *:"You know that Mr. Armadale is alive," pursued the doctor, "and you know that he is coming back to England. Why do you continue to wear your widow's dress?" ¶ She answered him without an instant's hesitation, steadily going on with her work. ¶ "Because I am of a sanguine disposition, like you. I mean to trust to the chapter of accidents to the very last. Mr. Armadale may die yet, on his way home."
  • *1911 , (Bram Stoker), , Ch.26,
  • *:she determined to go on slowly towards Castra Regis, and trust to the chapter of accidents to pick up the trail again.
  • A decretal epistle.
  • :(Ayliffe)
  • (lb) A location or compartment.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom?
  • Derived terms

    * chapter and verse * chapter house * to the end of the chapter

    See also

    * overarching

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To divide into chapters.
  • To put into a chapter.
  • To use administrative procedure to remove someone.
  • * 2001 , John Palmer Hawkins, Army of Hope, Army of Alienation: Culture and Contradiction in the American Army Communities of Cold War Germany , page 117,
  • If you're a single parent [soldier] and you can't find someone to take care of your children, they will chapter you out [administrative elimination from the service]. And yet if you use someone not certified, they get mad.
  • * 2006 , Thomas R. Schombert, Diaries of a Soldier: Nightmares from Within , page 100,
  • "He also wanted me to give you a message. He said that if you don't get your shit ready for this deployment, then he will chapter you out of his freakin' army."

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    Initialism

    (Initialism) (head)
  • (computing) Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing.
  • (electronics) Etched and Polycrystalline carried IC.
  • (electronics) Epitaxial Integrated Circuit.
  • (legal) Estates and Protected Individuals Code.
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