chamber


chamber
chamber [chām′bər]
n.
[ME chambre < OFr chambre, cambre < LL camera, a chamber, room (in L, a vault): see CAMERA]
1.
a) a room in a house, esp. a bedroom
b) a reception room in an official residence
2. [pl.] Brit. a suite of rooms used by one person
3. [pl.] a judge's office located near the courtroom
4. an assembly hall
5. a legislative or judicial body or division [the Chamber of Deputies]
6. a council or board [a chamber of commerce]
7. an enclosed space in the body of a plant or animal
8. any enclosed space; compartment; specif., the part of a gun that holds the charge, or any of the compartments for cartridges in the cylinder of a revolver
vt.
1. to provide a chamber or chambers for
2. to put (a cartridge, etc.) into a chamber
adj.
of, for, or performing chamber music
chambered
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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