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Chamber meaning

chamber - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
  2. 2. Apartments in a lodging house.
  3. 3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.
  4. 4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.
  5. 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. 6. 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. 7. A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder.
  8. 8. A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
  9. 9. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
  10. 10. To be lascivious.
  11. 11. To shut up, as in a chamber.
  12. 12. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.
  13. 13. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the of Deputies; the of Commerce.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. A private room; sleeping- room; part of a gun which holds the charge.

chamber - examples of usage

  1. Wemyss after this had her and her children locked up in a chamber, from whence they did not come out, for two days and a half; and until the house was about to be burnt. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. But the members of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Bankers' Association of Western City were not within hearing, nor are their numbers as a rule to be found in the telephone book. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Both have gone quickly and quietly into the sick- chamber, and it is the nurse who speaks. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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