noun cham·ber \ˈchām-bər\

: 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

:  room; especially :  bedroom
:  a natural or artificial enclosed space or cavity
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
a :  a legislative or judicial body; especially :  either of the houses of a bicameral legislature
b :  a voluntary board or council
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 \-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

Related to CHAMBER

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth


cham·beredcham·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CHAMBER

transitive verb
:  to place in or as if in a chamber :  house
:  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>

First Known Use of CHAMBER


Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth



Definition of CHAMBER

:  being, relating to, or performing chamber music

First Known Use of CHAMBER


Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


noun cham·ber \ˈchām-bər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHAMBER

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


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