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Chaperon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHAPERON, n. A hood or cap worn by the knights of the garter in their habits. It was anciently worn by men, women, nobles and populace; afterwards appropriated to doctors and licentiates in colleges. The name then passed to certain devices placed on the foreheads of horses which drew the herse in pompous funerals.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people [syn: chaperon, chaperone] v
1: accompany as a chaperone [syn: chaperone, chaperon]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun see chaperone I II. verb see chaperone II

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. (also chaperone) --n. 1 a person, esp. an older woman, who ensures propriety by accompanying a young unmarried woman on social occasions. 2 a person who takes charge of esp. young people in public. --v.tr. act as a chaperon to. Derivatives: chaperonage n. Etymology: F, = hood, chaperon, dimin. of chape cope, formed as CAP

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chaperon Chap"er*on, n. [F. chaperon. See Chape, Cape, Cap.] 1. A hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood. His head and face covered with a chaperon, out of which there are but two holes to look through. --Howell. 2. A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals. 3. A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chaperon Chap"er*on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chaperoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Chaperoning.] [Cf. F. chaperonner, fr. chaperon.] To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize. Fortunately Lady Bell Finley, whom I had promised to chaperon, sent to excuse herself. --Hannah More.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see chaperone

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

The cicisbeo, or gentleman usher to a lady; from the French.

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