Definition of Chamber

1. Noun. A natural or artificial enclosed space.

2. Verb. Place in a chamber.
Generic synonyms: Domiciliate, House, Put Up

3. Noun. An enclosed volume in the body. "The chambers of his heart were healthy"
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Specialized synonyms: Heart Ventricle, Ventricle, Atrium

4. Noun. A room where a judge transacts business.
Specialized synonyms: Divan, Diwan
Generic synonyms: Room

5. Noun. A deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly. "The upper chamber is the senate"
Generic synonyms: Assembly

6. Noun. A room used primarily for sleeping.

Definition of Chamber

1. n. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.

2. v. i. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.

3. v. t. To shut up, as in a chamber.

Definition of Chamber

1. Noun. A room, especially one used primarily for sleeping; bedroom, sleeping room. ¹

2. Noun. An enclosed space. For example, a ''test chamber'' is typically a closable case where devices under test are placed. ¹

3. Noun. In a firearm, this is the portion of the weapon that holds the ammunition round immediately prior to (and during initiation of) its discharge. ¹

4. Noun. One of the legislative bodies in a government where multiple such bodies exist, or a single such body in comparison to others. ¹

5. Verb. To enclose in a room. ¹

6. Verb. To place in a chamber, as a round of ammunition. ¹

7. Verb. To create or modify a gun to be a specific caliber. ¹

8. Verb. In martial arts, to prepare an offensive, defensive, or counteroffensive action by drawing a limb or weapon to a position where it may be charged with kinetic energy. ¹

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Definition of Chamber

1. to put in a chamber (a room) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Chamber

1. A compartment or enclosed space. See: camera. Origin: L. Camera (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chamber

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Literary usage of Chamber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1900)
"Accounts of Star chamber Dinners, Ax the close of the day's work in the Court of Star chamber, the judges and clerk of the court and, on some occasions, ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1901)
"AC Irwin, Sec'y Merced Board of Trade, EL Moor, Secretary Merced chamber of ... Secretary Monterey County chamber of Commerce, Salinas Mountain View Board ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"The fourth paragraph of the Address, which is now under discussion, naturally invites the chamber to take a general view of our whole internal policy, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"section of the chamber, and suspended by an axis from the upper corner of the chamber. The mixer was moved rapidly backwards and forwards from the side to ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The chamber, elected for seven years, in a country reduced to silence by threats or bribery, was no longer anything but an instrument of despotism, ..."

6. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"And at the last he found a chamber whereof the door was shut, ... CHAPTER XV How Sir Launcelot was to-fore the door of the chamber wherein the Holy Sangreal ..."

7. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"The jurisdiction of these Councils was substantially similar to that of the Star chamber. In addition the Council of Wales had power to determine personal ..."

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