Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chaperon

Chaperon [ SHAP-uh'-rohn ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr. v.) to accompany for the sake of propriety
2. (intr. v.) to act as an escort or guardian in public
3.(n.) an older woman, who, accompanies a young unmarried woman in public or to a party of young unmarried men and women for the sake of propriety
4. (n.) an adult present in order to maintain propriety at an activity of young people
5. (n.) a 15th. century round headdress of cloth with streamers hanging down
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 She attended the May Queen ball chaperoned by her aunt.