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chamber

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noun cham·ber \ˈchām-bər\

Simple Definition of chamber

  • : a small space inside something (such as a machine or your body)

  • : a usually large room where members of a government group (such as a legislature) have meetings

  • : a group of people who form part of a government

Full Definition of chamber

  1. 1 :  room; especially :  bedroom

  2. 2 :  a natural or artificial enclosed space or cavity

  3. 3 a :  a hall for the meetings of a deliberative, legislative, or judicial body <the senate chamber> b :  a room where a judge transacts business —usually used in plural c :  the reception room of a person of rank or authority

  4. 4 a :  a legislative or judicial body; especially :  either of the houses of a bicameral legislature b :  a voluntary board or council

  5. 5 a :  the part of the bore of a gun that holds the charge b :  a compartment in the cartridge cylinder of a revolver

cham·bered play \-bərd\ adjective

Examples of chamber

  1. He put three bullets into the chamber of the gun.

  2. the chambers of the heart

  3. We waited for the senator outside the Senate chamber.

  4. The U.S. legislature is separated into two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.



Origin of chamber

Middle English chambre, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin camera, from Latin, arched roof, from Greek kamara vault


First Known Use: 13th century

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chamber

verb cham·ber

Definition of chamber

cham·beredcham·ber·ing play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place in or as if in a chamber :  house

  3. 2 :  to serve as a chamber for; especially :  to accommodate in the chamber of a firearm



Examples of chamber

  1. <chambered the lost hikers in the barn until the next morning>



1575

First Known Use of chamber

1575

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chamber

adjective cham·ber

Definition of chamber

  1. :  being, relating to, or performing chamber music



1706

First Known Use of chamber

1706



CHAMBER Defined for Kids

chamber

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noun cham·ber \ˈchām-bər\

Definition of chamber

  1. 1 :  an enclosed space, cavity, or compartment <the chambers of the heart>

  2. 2 :  a room in a house and especially a bedroom

  3. 3 :  a room used for a special purpose <the pyramid's burial chamber>

  4. 4 :  a meeting hall of a government body <the Senate chamber>

  5. 5 :  a room where a judge conducts business outside of the courtroom

  6. 6 :  a group of people organized into a lawmaking body <The Senate and the House of Representatives make up the two chambers of the United States legislature.>

  7. 7 :  a board or council of volunteers (as businessmen)

cham·bered \-bərd\ adjective <a chambered shell>



Medical Dictionary

chamber

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noun cham·ber \ˈchām-bər\

Medical Definition of chamber

  1. :  an enclosed space within the body of an animal—see anterior chamber, posterior chamber





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