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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

There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned chamber and a padded cell.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
Henry James

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.
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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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