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Definition of Chamber

Chamber

  1. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
  2. Apartments in a lodging house.
  3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.
  4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A chamber pot.
  8. 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.
  9. A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder.
  10. A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
  11. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
  12. To be lascivious.
  13. To shut up, as in a chamber.
  14. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.

Chamber Quotations

The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord's mercy motivates us to do better.
Pope Francis

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young.
Samuel Ullman

For us, genocide was the gas chamber - what happened in Germany. We were not able to realize that with the machete you can create a genocide.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali

When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it.
Margo MacDonald
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Chamber Translations

chamber in Afrikaans is kamer
chamber in Dutch is lokaal, vertrek, kamer
chamber in Finnish is huone
chamber in French is ventricule, chambre
chamber in German is Zimmer, Kammer
chamber in Italian is camera
chamber in Swedish is rum, kammare