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Definitions of chamber

  1. To reside in or occupy as a chamber; to be wanton. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To shut up, as in a chamber. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be lascivious. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To shut up as in a chamber. Chambers of a lock, the space between the gates of a lock in a canal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. a room used primarily for sleeping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a natural or artificial enclosed space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a room where a judge transacts business Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an enclosed volume (as the aqueous chamber of the eyeball or the chambers of the heart) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly; "the upper chamber is the senate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Apartments in a lodging house. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A chamber pot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. An apartment; especially, a bedroom; a private room; a political or commercial body; a cavity; that part of a gun, etc., which contains the charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. An apartment: the place where an assembly meets: an assembly or body of men met for some purpose, as a chamber of commerce: a hall of justice: the back end of the bore of a gun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. CHAMBERING, in B., lewd behavior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A private room; sleeping-room; part of a gun which holds the charge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A room, especially a bedroom; any enclosed space, as at the breech of a gun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An apartment; a lawyer's apartment or office; a judge's room; hired lodgings; a place where an assembly meets; the assembly itself; a hall of justice or legislation; a legislative body; a company for the promotion of some common interest; a hollow or cavity; that part of the bore of a gun where the powder lies; a place underground for holding powder and bombs; a place, generally of a cubical form, where the powder is confined. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Immodest behavior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. CHAMBERED. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for chamber

  1. Once inside it, the Cave was not at all dreadful; she could sit upright, and, as he said, it was merely a chamber open on one side. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  2. Surely a letter could be got to that sick- chamber without danger. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
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