The definition of chamber is an enclosed room or space, especially one in a legislative building, or the group that meets for a particular purpose or within a particular space.noun
- A room off of the main courtroom where the judge has his private desk is an example of achamber.
- A group of people working on commerce activities is an example of a chamber of commerce.
- a room in a house, esp. a bedroom
- a reception room in an official residence
- Brit. a suite of rooms used by one person
- a judge's office located near the courtroom
- an assembly hall
- a legislative or judicial body or division: the Chamber of Deputies
- a council or board: a chamber of commerce
- an enclosed space in the body of a plant or animal
- any enclosed space; compartment; specif., the part of a gun that holds the charge, or any of the compartments for cartridges in the cylinder of a revolver
Origin: ME chambre < OFrchambre, cambre < LL camera, a chamber, room (in L, a vault): see camera
- to provide a chamber or chambers for
- to put (a cartridge, etc.) into a chamber
- chambered adjective
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- A room in a house, especially a bedroom.
- A room where a person of authority, rank, or importance receives visitors.
- chambers A room in which a judge may consult privately with attorneys or hear cases not taken into court.
- chambers Chiefly British A suite of rooms, especially one used by lawyers.
- A hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly.
- A legislative or judicial body.
- A board or council.
- A place where municipal or state funds are received and held; a treasury.
- 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.
- 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.
- To put in or as if in a chamber; enclose or confine.
- To furnish with a chamber.
- To design or manufacture (a firearm) to hold a specific type of cartridge.
Origin: Middle English chaumbre, from Old French chambre, from Late Latin camera, chamber, from Latin, vault, from Greek kamarā.
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