Definitions of chamber

  1. To reside in or occupy as a chamber; to be wanton.
  2. To shut up, as in a chamber.
  3. To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.
  4. To be lascivious.
  5. To shut up as in a chamber. Chambers of a lock, the space between the gates of a lock in a canal.
  6. a room used primarily for sleeping
  7. a natural or artificial enclosed space
  8. a room where a judge transacts business
  9. an enclosed volume ( as the aqueous chamber of the eyeball or the chambers of the heart)
  10. a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly; " the upper chamber is the senate"
  11. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
  12. Apartments in a lodging house.
  13. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.
  14. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder.
  18. A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
  19. 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.
  20. An apartment; especially, a bedroom; a private room; a political or commercial body; a cavity; that part of a gun, etc., which contains the charge.
  21. An apartment: the place where an assembly meets: an assembly or body of men met for some purpose, as a chamber of commerce: a hall of justice: the back end of the bore of a gun.
  22. CHAMBERING, in B., lewd behavior.
  23. A private room; sleeping- room; part of a gun which holds the charge.
  24. A room, especially a bedroom; any enclosed space, as at the breech of a gun.
  25. An apartment; a lawyer's apartment or office; a judge's room; hired lodgings; a place where an assembly meets; the assembly itself; a hall of justice or legislation; a legislative body; a company for the promotion of some common interest; a hollow or cavity; that part of the bore of a gun where the powder lies; a place underground for holding powder and bombs; a place, generally of a cubical form, where the powder is confined.
  26. Immodest behavior.
  27. CHAMBERED.
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