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Meaning of CHAMBER

Pronunciation:  'cheymbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a room used primarily for sleeping
  2. [n]  a natural or artificial enclosed space
  3. [n]  a room where a judge transacts business
  4. [n]  an enclosed volume (as the aqueous chamber of the eyeball or the chambers of the heart)
  5. [n]  a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly; "the upper chamber is the senate"
  6. [v]  place in a chamber

CHAMBER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping room
 See Also: abode, air lock, airlock, assembly, atrium, bodily cavity, boudoir, burial chamber, caisson, camera obscura, cavity, cavity resonator, cavum, child's room, cofferdam, core, cylinder, divan, diwan, domicile, domiciliate, dorm room, dormitory, dormitory room, dwelling, dwelling house, enclosure, fireroom, firing chamber, furnace, guestroom, gun chamber, habitation, heart ventricle, home, hotel room, house, hyperbaric chamber, master bedroom, motel room, packing box, piston chamber, pneumatic caisson, put up, resonating chamber, resonator, room, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture, steam chest, stokehold, stokehole, stuffing box, tokamak, vacuum chamber, ventricle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cham"ber\, n. [F. chambre, fr. L. camera vault, arched
    roof, in LL. chamber, fr. Gr. ? anything with a vaulted roof
    or arched covering; cf. Skr. kmar to be crooked. Cf.
    {Camber}, {Camera}, {Comrade}.]
    1. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a
       bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
    2. pl. Apartments in a lodging house. ``A bachelor's life in
       chambers.'' --Thackeray.
    3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative
       body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate
    4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or
       association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of
    5. A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as,
       the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the
       chamber of the eye.
    6. pl. (Law.) A room or rooms where a lawyer transacts
       business; a room or rooms where a judge transacts such
       official business as may be done out of court.
    7. A chamber pot. [Colloq.]
    8. (Mil.)
       (a) That part of the bore of a piece of ordnance which
           holds the charge, esp. when of different diameter from
           the rest of the bore; -- formerly, in guns, made
           smaller than the bore, but now larger, esp. in
           breech-loading guns.
       (b) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to
           contain the powder.
       (c) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on
           its breech, without any carriage, formerly used
           chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
    {Air chamber}. See {Air chamber}, in the Vocabulary.
    {Chamber of commerce}, a board or association to protect the
       interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and
       traders of a city.
    {Chamber council}, a secret council. --Shak.
    {Chamber} {counsel or counselor}, a counselor who gives his
       opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does not
       advocate causes in court.
    {Chamber fellow}, a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.
    {Chamber hangings}, tapestry or hangings for a chamber.
    {Chamber lye}, urine. --Shak.
    {Chamber music}, vocal or instrumental music adapted to
       performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience
       room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.
    {Chamber practice} (Law.), the practice of counselors at law,
       who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in
    {To sit at chambers}, to do business in chambers, as a judge.
  2. \Cham"ber\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chambered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Chambering}.]
    1. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
    2. To be lascivious. [Obs.]
  3. \Cham"ber\, v. t.
    1. To shut up, as in a chamber. --Shak.
    2. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.
Easton Bible Dictionary

"on the wall," which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch through the hall toward the street. This was the "guest chamber" where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also "chambers within chambers" (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2). To enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and communion with God (Isa. 26:20). The "chambers of the south" (Job 9:9) are probably the constelations of the southern hemisphere. The "chambers of imagery", i.e., chambers painted with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations practised by the Jews in Jerusalem.

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