noun Etymology: Middle English chapitre, modification of Anglo-French chapitral, probably blend of capital capital and chapitre chapter Date: 15th century the capital of a column

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  • chapiter — [chap′it ər] n. 〚Fr chapitre: see CHAPTER〛 Archit. the capital of a column * * * chap·i·ter (chăpʹĭ tər) n. Architecture The capital of a column.   [Middle English ch …   Universalium

  • Chapiter — Chap i*ter, n. [OF. chapitel, F. chapiteau, from L. capitellum, dim. of caput head. Cf. {Capital}, {Chapter}.] 1. (Arch.) A capital [Obs.] See {Chapital}. Ex. xxxvi. 38. [1913 Webster] 2. (Old Eng. Law) A summary in writing of such matters as are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chapiter — [chap′it ər] n. [Fr chapitre: see CHAPTER] Archit. the capital of a column …   English World dictionary

  • chapiter — noun The capital or uppermost part of a column, upon which the roof and its decorations are supported …   Wiktionary

  • Chapiter —    The ornamental head or capital of a pillar. Three Hebrew words are so rendered.    1) Cothereth (1 Kings 7:16; 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chr. 4:12), meaning a diadem or crown.    2) Tzepheth (2 Chr. 3:15).    3) Rosh (Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28),… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • chapiter — n. upper section of architectural column …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chapiter — chap·i·ter …   English syllables

  • chapiter — /ˈtʃæpətə/ (say chapuhtuh) noun Architecture → capital2. {French. See chapter} …   Australian English dictionary

  • chapiter —   Luna kia …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • chapiter — noun the upper part of a column that supports the entablature • Syn: ↑capital, ↑cap • Hypernyms: ↑top • Part Holonyms: ↑column, ↑pillar …   Useful english dictionary

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