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cham·ber

 (chām′bər)
n.
1. A room in a house, especially a bedroom.
2. A room where a person of authority, rank, or importance receives visitors.
3. chambers The private office where the judge consults with parties and conducts business not required to be brought in open court.
4. chambers Chiefly British A suite of rooms, especially one used by lawyers.
5. A hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly.
6. A legislative or judicial body.
7. A board or council.
8. A place where municipal or state funds are received and held; a treasury.
9.
a. An enclosed space or compartment: the chamber of a pump; a compression chamber.
b. An enclosed space in the body of an organism; a cavity: the four chambers of the heart.
10.
a. A compartment in a firearm, as in the breech of a rifle or the cylinder of a revolver, that holds the cartridge in readiness for firing.
b. An enclosed space in the bore of a gun that holds the charge.
tr.v. cham·bered, cham·ber·ing, cham·bers
1. To put (a round) in the chamber of a firearm.
2. To design or manufacture (a firearm) to hold a specific type of cartridge.
3. To furnish with a chamber or chambers: tombs that were chambered.

[Middle English chaumbre, from Old French chambre, from Late Latin camera, chamber, from Latin, vault, from Greek kamarā.]

chamber

(ˈtʃeɪmbə)
n
1. a meeting hall, esp one used for a legislative or judicial assembly
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a reception room or audience room in an official residence, palace, etc
3. archaic or poetic a room in a private house, esp a bedroom
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
b. any of the houses of a legislature
5. an enclosed space; compartment; cavity: the smallest chamber in the caves.
6. (Nautical Terms) the space between two gates of the locks of a canal, dry dock, etc
7. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an enclosure for a cartridge in the cylinder of a revolver or for a shell in the breech of a cannon
8. (Historical Terms) obsolete a place where the money of a government, corporation, etc, was stored; treasury
9. (Furniture) short for chamberpot
10. (Agriculture) NZ the freezing room in an abattoir
11. (Classical Music) (modifier) of, relating to, or suitable for chamber music: a chamber concert.
vb
(tr) to put in or provide with a chamber
[C13: from Old French chambre, from Late Latin camera room, Latin: vault, from Greek kamara]

cham•ber

(ˈtʃeɪm bər)

n.
1. a usu. private room in a house or apartment, esp. a bedroom.
2. a room in a palace or official residence.
3.
a. a legislative, judicial, or other assembly, or a branch of such an assembly: the upper and lower chambers of a legislature.
b. a room housing such an assembly.
4. chambers, a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court.
5. an enclosed space; cavity: a chamber of the heart.
6. a receptacle for one or more cartridges in a firearm, or for a shell in a gun.
adj.
7. of, pertaining to, or performing chamber music: chamber players.
v.t.
8. to put or enclose in or as if in a chamber.
9. to provide with a chamber.
[1175–1225; Middle English chambre < Old French < Latin camera, variant of camara vaulted room, vault < Greek kamára]

chamber


Past participle: chambered
Gerund: chambering

Imperative
chamber
chamber
Present
I chamber
you chamber
he/she/it chambers
we chamber
you chamber
they chamber
Preterite
I chambered
you chambered
he/she/it chambered
we chambered
you chambered
they chambered
Present Continuous
I am chambering
you are chambering
he/she/it is chambering
we are chambering
you are chambering
they are chambering
Present Perfect
I have chambered
you have chambered
he/she/it has chambered
we have chambered
you have chambered
they have chambered
Past Continuous
I was chambering
you were chambering
he/she/it was chambering
we were chambering
you were chambering
they were chambering
Past Perfect
I had chambered
you had chambered
he/she/it had chambered
we had chambered
you had chambered
they had chambered
Future
I will chamber
you will chamber
he/she/it will chamber
we will chamber
you will chamber
they will chamber
Future Perfect
I will have chambered
you will have chambered
he/she/it will have chambered
we will have chambered
you will have chambered
they will have chambered
Future Continuous
I will be chambering
you will be chambering
he/she/it will be chambering
we will be chambering
you will be chambering
they will be chambering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chambering
you have been chambering
he/she/it has been chambering
we have been chambering
you have been chambering
they have been chambering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chambering
you will have been chambering
he/she/it will have been chambering
we will have been chambering
you will have been chambering
they will have been chambering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chambering
you had been chambering
he/she/it had been chambering
we had been chambering
you had been chambering
they had been chambering
Conditional
I would chamber
you would chamber
he/she/it would chamber
we would chamber
you would chamber
they would chamber
Past Conditional
I would have chambered
you would have chambered
he/she/it would have chambered
we would have chambered
you would have chambered
they would have chambered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
air lock, airlock - a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
air-raid shelter, bomb shelter, bombproof - a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
cofferdam, pneumatic caisson, caisson - large watertight chamber used for construction under water
camera obscura - a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface
core - the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place
piston chamber, cylinder - a chamber within which piston moves
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
firing chamber, gun chamber - chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
hyperbaric chamber - a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere; used in treating breathing disorders or carbon monoxide poisoning
particle detector - a chamber in which particles can be made visible
cavity resonator, resonating chamber, resonator - a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
steam chest - the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder
fireroom, stokehold, stokehole - (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
packing box, stuffing box - a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
tokamak - a doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research; a plasma is heated and confined in a magnetic bottle
vacuum chamber - a chamber from which nearly all matter (especially air) has been removed
2.chamber - an enclosed volume in the body; "the chambers of his heart were healthy"
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
heart ventricle, ventricle - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
atrium - any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
3.chamber - a room where a judge transacts business
diwan, divan - a Muslim council chamber or law court
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
4.chamber - a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly; "the upper chamber is the senate"
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
5.chamber - a room used primarily for sleepingchamber - a room used primarily for sleeping  
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
boudoir - a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
child's room - a bedroom for a child
dorm room, dormitory room, dormitory - a large sleeping room containing several beds
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
guestroom - a bedroom that is kept for the use of guests
hotel room - a bedroom (usually with bath) in a hotel
master bedroom - the principal bedroom in a house; usually occupied by the head of the household
motel room - a sleeping room in a motel
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Verb1.chamber - place in a chamber
domiciliate, house, put up - provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

chamber

noun
1. hall, room We are going to be in the council chamber when he speaks.
2. council, assembly, legislature, legislative body the main political chamber of the Slovenian parliament
3. room, bedroom, apartment, enclosure, cubicle We shall dine together in my chamber.
4. compartment, hollow, cavity The incinerator works by focusing the sun's rays onto a cylindrical glass chamber.
Translations
أحَدُ مَجْلِسَي البَرْلَمانحُجْرَةُ الخَرْطوشَة في سِلاحٍ ناريغُرْفَهمَجْلِس
komoramístnostsněmovnazásobník
kammersal
ĉambro
kamarikammiolipasmakuuhuone
hálószobakamarakamra
herbergiòingdeildòingsalurskothólf
cameracubiculum
kambarinėkamerinė muzikalizdasrūmaisalė
aptvereistabazāle
miestnosťsnemovňa

chamber

[ˈtʃeɪmbəʳ]
A. N
1. [of parliament] → cámara f (o.f.) (= esp bedroom) → aposento (o.f.) m chambers [of judge] → despacho m; [of barrister] → bufete m
the Upper/Lower Chamber (Pol) → la Cámara Alta/Baja
chamber of commercecámara f de comercio
2. [of gun] → recámara f
B. CPD chamber concert Nconcierto m de cámara
chamber music Nmúsica f de cámara
chamber orchestra Norquesta f de cámara
chamber pot Norinal m

chamber

[ˈtʃeɪmbər]
n
(= room) → chambre f
(= house of parliament) → Chambre f chambers
npl [lawyer] → cabinet m
to hear a case in chambers → juger une cause en référé, juger un cas en référéchamber concert nconcert m de musique de chambre

chamber

n
(old: = room) → Gemach nt (old), → Raum m; (= bedroom)Schlafgemach nt (old); chamber of horrorsHorrorkabinett nt
(Brit) chambers pl (of solicitor)Kanzlei f; (of judge)Dienst- or Amtszimmer nt
Chamber of CommerceHandelskammer f; the Upper/Lower Chamber (Parl) → die Erste/Zweite Kammer
(Anat) → (Herz)kammer f
(of revolver)Kammer f

chamber

:
chambermaid
nZimmermädchen nt, → Kammerzofe f (old)
chamber music
nKammermusik f
chamber orchestra
chamber pot
nNachttopf m

chamber

[ˈtʃeɪmbəʳ] n (of parliament) → camera; (old) (room) → stanza chambers npl (of judge, lawyer) → studio

chamber

(ˈtʃeimbə) noun
1. a room.
2. the place where an assembly (eg Parliament) meets. There were few members left in the chamber.
3. such an assembly. the Upper and Lower Chambers.
4. an enclosed space or cavity eg the part of a gun which holds the bullets. Many pistols have chambers for six bullets.
ˈchambermaid noun
a female servant or hotel worker in charge of bedrooms.
chamber music
music for a small group of players, suitable for a room rather than a large hall.

cham·ber

n. cámara, cavidad;
anterior ______ anterior, situada entre la córnea y el iris;
aqueous ______ acuosa;
___ -s of the eye___ -s oculares;
___ -s of the heartcavidades del corazón: aurículas y ventrículos del corazón;
hyperbaric ______ hiperbárica.

chamber

n cámara; decompression — cámara de descompresión; hyperbaric — cámara hiperbárica; valved holding — (for metered-dose inhaler) cámara espaciadora con válvula
References in classic literature ?
The big chamber was the scene of many innocent revels.
Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall--there where that trumpet vine hangs--comes to say good-by to her.
For several minutes Munro paced the chamber with long and rapid strides, his rigid features working convulsively, and every faculty seemingly absorbed in the musings of his own mind.
The many lattices, with their small, diamond-shaped panes, admitted the sunlight into hall and chamber, while, nevertheless, the second story, projecting far over the base, and itself retiring beneath the third, threw a shadowy and thoughtful gloom into the lower rooms.
It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig -- which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave -- had bet me in the deserted chamber of the Custom-House.
But if there was a pleasure in all this, while snugly cuddling in the chimney corner of a chamber that was all of a ruddy glow from the crackling wood fire, and where, of course, no spectre dared to show its face, it was dearly purchased by the terrors of his subsequent walk homewards.
It was the idea, the second movement, that led me straight out, as I may say, of the inner chamber of my dread.
I was surprised to behold resting against the wall the wooden shaft of Queequeg's harpoon, which the landlady the evening previous had taken from him, before our mounting to the chamber.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum sanctorum of the whale.
Early one morning in December John had just led me into my box after my daily exercise, and was strapping my cloth on and James was coming in from the corn chamber with some oats, when the master came into the stable.
On the contrary, the speeding-up seemed to be growing more savage all the time; they were continually inventing new devices to crowd the work on--it was for all the world like the thumbscrew of the medieval torture chamber.
Shelby from her chamber window alternately laughed and wondered,--not without some inkling of what lay at the bottom of all this confusion.