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Meaning & Definition of Chapter in English

English

Chapter

/ʧæptər/

noun

1. A subdivision of a written work

  • Usually numbered and titled
  • "He read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
    synonym:
  • chapter

2. Any distinct period in history or in a person's life

  • "The industrial revolution opened a new chapter in british history"
  • "The divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"
    synonym:
  • chapter

3. A local branch of some fraternity or association

  • "He joined the atlanta chapter"
    synonym:
  • chapter

4. An ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church

    synonym:
  • chapter

5. A series of related events forming an episode

  • "A chapter of disasters"
    synonym:
  • chapter

Examples of using

The book has a chapter zero.
This chapter of the book describes the crime as seen by the criminal.
The lessons of the second chapter are easier than those of the first.