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I was in the Marine Corps in 1971. The idea 'Where does authority come from?' is fascinating to me. And also, the idea of a chaplain is fascinating to me because it's a man of the cloth in uniform, and it's the uniform of a killing machine. Back when I was in the Corps, when I saw that, I was amazed by it.
John Patrick Shanley

Meaning of "chaplain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHAPLAIN

From Old French chapelain, from Late Latin cappellānus, from cappellachapel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHAPLAIN

chaplain  [ˈtʃæplɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHAPLAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chaplain is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHAPLAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chaplain

Chaplain

Traditionally, a chaplain is a minister, such as a priest, pastor, rabbi, imam or lay representative of a religious tradition, attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, school, police department, university, or private chapel. Though originally the word "chaplain" referred to representatives of the Christian faith, it is now also applied to people of other religions or philosophical traditions–such as in the case of the humanist chaplains serving with military forces and an increasing number of chaplaincies at American universities. In recent times, many lay people have received professional training in chaplaincy and are now appointed as chaplains in schools, hospitals, universities, prisons and elsewhere to work alongside, or instead of, official members of the clergy. The concept of 'generic' and/or 'multifaith' chaplaincy is also gaining increasing support, particularly within healthcare and educational settings.

Definition of chaplain in the English dictionary

The definition of chaplain in the dictionary is a Christian clergyman attached to a private chapel of a prominent person or institution or ministering to a military body, professional group, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHAPLAIN


caplin
ˈkæplɪn
Chaplin
ˈtʃæplɪn
complin
ˈkɒmplɪn
compline
ˈkɒmplɪn
discipline
ˈdɪsɪplɪn
indiscipline
ɪnˈdɪsɪplɪn
Joplin
ˈdʒɒplɪn
multidiscipline
ˌmʌltɪˈdɪsɪplɪn
poplin
ˈpɒplɪn
subdiscipline
ˈsʌbˌdɪsɪplɪn
undiscipline
ʌnˈdɪsɪplɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHAPLAIN

chapel of ease
chapel of rest
chapeless
chapelries
chapelry
chaperon
chaperonage
chaperone
chapess
chapfallen
chapiter
chaplaincy
chaplainry
chaplainship
chapless
chaplet
chapleted
Chaplin
Chaplinesque
chapman

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHAPLAIN

blain
chamberlain
Champlain
chatelain
complain
explain
flood plain
lain
Lake Champlain
Lord Chamberlain
overexplain
overlain
peneplain
plain
porcelain
reexplain
Salisbury Plain
slain
villain
walled plain

Synonyms and antonyms of chaplain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chaplain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHAPLAIN

Find out the translation of chaplain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chaplain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chaplain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 牧师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capellán
570 millions of speakers

English

chaplain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पादरी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

قسيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капеллан
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capelão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোন প্রতিষ্ঠানের যাজক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aumônier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kastil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kaplan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

礼拝堂付き牧師
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부속 예배당 신부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chaplain
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vua chúa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதிரியாராக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाजगी प्रार्थनामंदिरात काम करणारा धर्मोपदेशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

papaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cappellano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kapelan
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капелан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capelan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εφημέριος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapelaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kaplan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kapellan
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chaplain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAPLAIN»

The term «chaplain» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAPLAIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chaplain

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3 QUOTES WITH «CHAPLAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chaplain.
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Charles Darwin
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
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John Green
I realized during my time as a chaplain that I didn't want to be a minister.
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John Patrick Shanley
I was in the Marine Corps in 1971. The idea 'Where does authority come from?' is fascinating to me. And also, the idea of a chaplain is fascinating to me because it's a man of the cloth in uniform, and it's the uniform of a killing machine. Back when I was in the Corps, when I saw that, I was amazed by it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHAPLAIN»

Discover the use of chaplain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chaplain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings
Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests.
Richard Dawkins, 2010
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The Work of the Chaplain
The Work of the Chaplain is the ideal starting point for all?including seminarians?who are exploring a call to minister outside the walls of the church.
Naomi K. Paget, Janet R. McCormack, 2006
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Memoirs of Chaplain Life: Three Years with the Irish Brigade ...
A combination biography, history of the Irish Brigade, day-to-day look into the lives of Civil War soldiers, and reflection on the Catholic faith, this book is wonderfully written in Corby's own words.
William Corby, Lawrence Frederick Kohl, 1992
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A Hospital Chaplain's Story
In this book, the author described her personal paradigm shift from a schedule-driven, future-oriented person to a spiritually discerning, living-and-learning-in-each-moment person, ministering to patients of all faiths as a healthcare ...
Jennifer T Heron, 2012
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Combat Chaplain: A Thirty-year Vietnam Battle
A chronicle of the Vietnam War from a chaplain who chose to accompany his men, unarmed, into combat, & of his coming to terms with his posttraumatic "demons," his need for healing, which led him to revisit Vietnam twenty-eight years later.
James D. Johnson, 2001
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Spiritual Care at the End of Life: The Chaplain as a ...
Chaplains in healthcare settings offer patients spiritual care that involves companionship, counselling and maintaining hope. This is particularly important at the point where a patient has run out of treatment possibilities.
Steve Nolan, 2011
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The Chaplain's Diary
A fictional story taken from the authors real-life experiences as a chaplain assistant in the United States Army.
R. W. Griffith, 2007
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The Diary of Henry Teonge: Chaplain on Board H. M's Ships ...
When not at sea, Henry Teonge's life was as a parson and this edition of his Diary includes a full inventory for his Parish, providing an excellent source of historical and social information on rural life in the late 1600s.
Henry Teonge, G. E. Manwaring, 2004
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Glimpses of Grace: Reflections of a Prison Chaplain
He regards offenders as subjects who define the nature of the pastoral relationship.Donald's high view of ecclesiology and solid theological background give this book a unique perspective.
Donald Stoesz, 2010
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Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling
In this ground-breaking book, pastoral counselor Andrew Lester demonstrates that pastoral theology (as well as social and behavioral sciences) has neglected to address effectively the predominant cause of human suffering: a lack of hope, a ...
Andrew D. Lester, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHAPLAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chaplain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Harris County Sheriff's Office ends contract with chaplain service
Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman ended a contract with a chaplain service at the Harris County Jail, the Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
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Susquehanna County Pastor Serves As Guest State Senate Chaplain
William Hagenbuch, pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Harford, served as guest chaplain of the Pennsylvania Senate ... «PA home page, Jul 15»
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Thorsby Council approves police department chaplain
Johnson, the pastor at Union Springs church, is also chaplain for the Chilton County Sheriff's Department and Jemison's police and fire ... «Clanton Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Rev. Paul Corbett Tomlinson, 68, Palmetto Health Hospital chaplain
The Rev. Paul Corbett Tomlinson, of Columbia, an outstanding chaplain, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Richland Heart Hospital after a ... «ColaDaily.com, Jul 15»
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Monday's Montanan: Longtime Missoula County sheriff's chaplain
Chuck Lee, chaplain for the Missoula County Sheriff's Office for the past 13 years, says helping young emergency responders deal with ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
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Lemont police chaplain Terri O'Neill-Borders named Illinois …
LEMONT – Terri O'Neill-Borders, chaplain for the Lemont Police Department, received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Illinois ... «Suburban Life Publications, Jul 15»
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Chaplains offer spiritual support for area servicemen
Chaplain Lt. Col. Harold Owens, of the 180th Fighter Wing, leads prayer while kneeling in front of the altar during a contemporary Christian ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
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Teachers, cleaners and chaplain get their groove on at Paisley …
Williamsburgh Primary has put together a hilarious four-and-a-half minute video of teachers, office staff, the school chaplain, cleaners and even ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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New Sheriff Ron Hickman Ends Jail Chaplain Services Contract
Five years ago Barber moved from Dallas to Houston when the Harris County Sheriff's Office offered him a contract to run chaplain services at ... «Houston Press, Jul 15»
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Texas Faith: Plano chaplain Diane Houston, 75, sees work as …
Portraits of Faith is a bi-weekly online initiative presented by the Texas Faith blog that highlights the spiritual lives of local people of faith from all ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chaplain [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chaplain>. Nov 2019 ».
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