Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
chapter /'tʃæps/
  • danh từ
    • chương (sách)
    • đề tài, vấn đề
    • (tôn giáo) tăng hội
    • chapter of accidents
      • (xem) accident
    • to the end of the chapter
      • đến cùng; mãi mãi
    • to cite (give, have) chapter and verse
      • nói có sách, mách có chứng
Concise Dictionary
+a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
+any distinct period in history or in a person's life
+a local branch of some fraternity or association
+an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
+a series of related events forming an episode

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 (abbreviation chap.) [C] a separate section of a book, usually with a number or title: I've just finished Chapter 3. + in the previous / next / last chapter + Have you read the chapter on the legal system?
2 [C] a period of time in a person's life or in history: a difficult chapter in our country's history
3 [C+sing./pl. v.] all the priests of a CATHEDRAL or members of a religious community: a meeting of the dean and chapter
4 [C] (especially AmE) a local branch of a society, club, etc: the local chapter of the Rotary club
Idioms: chapter and verse the exact details of sth, especially the exact place where particular information may be found: I can't give chapter and verse, but that's the rough outline of our legal position.
a chapter of accidents (BrE, written) a series of unfortunate events: The whole affair has been a chapter of accidents from start to finish.
Collocation Dictionary

1 part of a book


introductory, opening


I read the first few chapters and then got bored.


in a/the ~
His influence on other writers will be discussed in the next chapter.
| ~ about/on
a chapter on the city's architecture

2 particular period


difficult, sad, unhappy
Her return to France ended a particularly unhappy chapter in her life.

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