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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

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

I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness.
Huey Newton

One reason the United States is one of three countries in the world that do not have any form of paid maternity leave is that many American business leaders, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, oppose any family-friendly policies. They scare people into thinking maternity leave will be a job killer.
Madeleine M. Kunin

I took my mother-in-law to Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors, and one of the attendants said: 'Keep her moving sir; we're stock-taking.'
Les Dawson

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.
Orrin Hatch
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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
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