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Usage statistics for the noun chapter:

spoken English14.75%written English85.25% imaginative writing26.64%informational writing73.36%

The word chapter and its family (chapters) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun chapter

What does chapter mean as a name of something?

Chapter is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in written English.

noun - plural: chapters

  1. a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    • example: he read a chapter every night before falling asleep
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: section / subdivision = a self-contained part of a larger composition
    • part of: text / textual matter = the words of something written
  2. any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    • examples: the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history | the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: phase / stage = any distinct time period in a sequence of events
  3. a local branch of some fraternity or association
    • example: he joined the Atlanta chapter
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: club / gild / guild / lodge / order / social club / society = a formal association of people with similar interests
    • member of: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people; frat / fraternity = a social club for male undergraduates
  4. an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: assembly = a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
  5. a series of related events forming an episode
    • example: a chapter of disasters
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: episode = a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

Alternative definition of the noun chapter


  1. One of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided.
  2. An administrative division of an organization, usually local to a specific area.
  3. A sequence (of events), especially when presumed related and likely to continue.

Definition of the verb chapter

What does chapter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chaptered | chaptering | chapters

  1. To divide into chapters.
  2. To put into a chapter.
  3. [military, with "out"] To use administrative procedure to remove someone.


Chapter a.k.a. Chapter Arts Centre is an arts centre in Canton, Cardiff, Wales. It hosts films, plays, performance art and live music, and includes a free art gallery, café and bars. There are also over 60 work spaces, used for an eclectic range of purposes including Chapter's own training courses.


  1. Chapter is a musical group.
    • album: "Two (the Biographer)"
  2. Chapter is a musical group, record producer, musical artist.

There are other groups with in their name, like Chapter 2, Chapter 6, Chapter 8, chapter 13, chapter 24, Chapter Two, Chapter Four, Last Chapter, Chapter Eight, Final Chapter, Tenth Chapter, Silver Chapter, Che: Chapter 127, The Winter Chapter, 2nd Chapter of Acts and Manfred Mann Chapter Three.


Chapter is a record label.


Chapter: The regulatory code chapter which links to this regulatory part.

Phrases with Chapter

  1. Chapter house
  2. Cite Chapter and Verse
  3. Dean and Chapter

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Chapter

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Google previewWriting Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (2011)

by Deborah Halverson

Sometimes a chapter is a single event experienced from beginning to end. Other times, a chapter is broken down into several different events (scenes) that together achieve the single chapter goal. After you accomplish that goal, through one ...

Google previewIntelligent Trading Systems (2010)

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Financial Markets by Ondrej Martinsky

The third chapter is a practical introduction to financial markets and security exchanges. It defines terms such as economic system and financial market, and explains the operating principles of the security exchanges. It also outlines the roles of ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia Of Comparative Law Chapter 17 Personal Effects Of Marriage

Chapter 17 PERSONAL EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE Christian von Bar ...

Google previewSerial Killers Encyclopedia (2014)

by RJ Parker

Chapter 1: Ahmad Suradji ............................................................. 15 Chapter 2: Aileen Wuornos ........................................................... 17 Chapter 3: Albert Henry DeSalvo .

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Quotes about Chapter

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page. (Sidney Sheldon)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1P3T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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