Definitions for Chamber
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Chamber.
a natural or artificial enclosed space
an enclosed volume in the body
"the chambers of his heart were healthy"
a room where a judge transacts business
a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
"the upper chamber is the senate"
bedroom, sleeping room, sleeping accommodation, chamber, bedchamberverb
a room used primarily for sleeping
place in a chamber
A room, especially one used primarily for sleeping; bedroom, sleeping room.
An enclosed space. For example, a test chamber is typically a closable case where devices under test are placed.
In a firearm, this is the portion of the weapon that holds the ammunition round immediately prior to (and during initiation of) its discharge.
Dianne loaded a cartridge into the chamber of the rifle, then prepared to take aim at the target.
One of the legislative bodies in a government where multiple such bodies exist, or a single such body in comparison to others.
The resolution, which speedily passed the Senate, was unable to gain a majority in the lower chamber.
To enclose in a room.
She had chambered herself in her room, and wouldn't come out.
To place in a chamber, as a round of ammunition.
The hunter fired at the geese and missed, then shrugged his shoulders and chambered another cartridge.
To create or modify a gun to be a specific caliber.
The rifle was originally chambered for 9MM, but had since been modified for a larger, wildcat caliber.
In martial arts, to prepare an offensive, defensive, or counteroffensive action by drawing a limb or weapon to a position where it may be charged with kinetic energy.
Bob chambered his fist for a blow, but Sheila, having studied her Agrippa, used Bruce Lee's one-inch punch to break his nose.
Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: chambre, Fr. camera, Lat. siambr, Welch.
Welcome, sweet prince, to London, to your chamber. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Bid them come forth, and hear me,
Or at their chamber door I’ll beat the drum,
Till it cry sleep to death. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
When we have mark’d with blood those sleepy two,
Of his own chamber. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
A natural cave in a rock may have something not much unlike to parlours or chambers. Richard Bentley.
The dark caves of death, and chambers of the grave. Matthew Prior.
Petit has, from an examination of the figure of the eye, argued against the possibility of a film’s existence in the posteriour chamber. Samuel Sharp.
In the Imperial chamber this vulgar answer is not admitted, viz. I do not believe it, as the matter is propounded and alleged. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Names given them, as cannons, demi-cannons, chambers, arquebuse, musket, &c. William Camden, Remains.
Etymology: from the noun.
Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness. Rom. xiii. 13.
The best blood chamber’d in his bosom. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
A chamber is a room or enclosed space used for a specific purpose. It can refer to a space in a machine, a space where legislative activities are carried out, or in a biological sense, it can refer to spaces within an organism, such as the chambers of the heart.
a retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers
apartments in a lodging house
a hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber
a legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce
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
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
a chamber pot
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
a cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder
a short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades
to reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers
to be lascivious
to shut up, as in a chamber
to furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun
Etymology: [F. chambre, fr. L. camera vault, arched roof, in LL. chamber, fr. Gr. anything with a vaulted roof or arched covering; cf. Skr. kmar to be crooked. Cf. Camber, Camera, Comrade.]
Jonothon "Jono" Evan Starsmore, better known as Chamber or Decibel, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero associated with the X-Men and the New Warriors. A British mutant, Jono possessed the ability to cast energy blasts from his chest. He had limited control of his power and destroyed much of his chest and lower face when his powers emerged. Recently, he lost his powers on 'M Day' and now uses technology to give himself sonic based abilities. Jono was a member of the X-Men's junior team Generation X, although he was sullen and moody and had difficulty bonding with teammates. He has since been offered a permanent position in the X-Men's teaching staff.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chām′bėr, n. 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: a compartment: a cavity: the back end of the bore of a gun.—v.t. to put in a chamber: to confine.—v.i. to be wanton.—ns. Cham′ber-coun′cil (Shak.), a private or secret council; Cham′ber-coun′sel, -coun′sellor, a counsel who gives his advice privately, but does not plead in court.—adj. Cham′bered.—ns. Cham′berer, a man of intrigue: (Shak.) a gallant; Cham′ber-fell′ow, one occupying the same chamber.—n.pl. Cham′ber-hang′ings (Shak.), the hangings or tapestry of a chamber.—ns. Cham′bering (B.), lewd behaviour; Cham′ber-lye (Shak.), urine; Cham′ber-maid, a female servant who has the care of bedrooms; Cham′ber-pot, a necessary bedroom vessel—often merely Cham′ber; Cham′ber-prac′tice, the business of a chamber-counsellor (q.v.). [Fr. chambre—L. camera—Gr. kamara, a vault, a room.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A charge piece in old ordnance, like a paterero, to put into the breech of a gun prepared for it. (See MURDERER.) Used by the Chinese, as in gingals (which see).
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Of a mine, that place where the powder is deposited.
In howitzers, and mortars of the old model, was the smallest part of the bore, and contained the charge of powder. In the howitzers the chamber was cylindrical, and was united with the large cylinder of the bore by a conical surface; the angles of intersection of the conical surface with the cylinders of the bore and chamber were rounded (in profile) by arcs of circles. In the 8-inch howitzer, the chamber was united with the cylinder of the bore by spherical surface, in order that the shell might, when necessary, be inserted without a sabot. The chamber is omitted in all cannon of the late models, the cylinder of the bore terminating at the bottom in a semi-ellipsoid. The old chambers were subcaliber. The first use of a chamber larger than the bore occurred, it is believed, in a gun invented by an American named Ferris. The gun had a great range. One of the most important improvements in recent ordnance consists in the use of this chamber. The English, who deserve the credit of first appreciating it, now use it in all their largest guns. See Ordnance, History of.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chamber is ranked #37591 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Chamber surname appeared 592 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chamber.
45.2% or 268 total occurrences were Black.
36.4% or 216 total occurrences were White.
14.3% or 85 total occurrences were Asian.
1.6% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Chamber' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3374
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Chamber' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4476
Rank popularity for the word 'Chamber' in Nouns Frequency: #1210
The numerical value of Chamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Chamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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 airborne particle in its tissue.
The whole brouhaha here is overblown to the point where there are cynical suggestions offered for the plain and simple truth that the chamber wanted only to release accurate information that they believed was totally unassailable, the chamber was never satisfied that the numbers that they were getting from D.O.H. were accurate. The chamber responded to the D.O.J. request with what they deemed to be totally accurate numbers. They didn’t want to have a public debate about other numbers at the same time.
A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you've been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.
We may get to the point within a few years of knowing whether there is a chamber behind (those walls), but I think it will be quite a while before we can peek inside any chamber that might be there, but it's very tantalizing and it would be nice to think that in a few years' time we might have the final answer.
I think that everybody in this House, particularly in its 100th year, the anniversary of women getting the vote, should be aiming to encourage women to come into this chamber and to stand in this chamber, and should therefore use appropriate language in this chamber when they are referring to female members.
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Translations for Chamber
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- غرفة, مَجْلِس, غُرْفَةٌArabic
- патро́нник, ста́я, камера, пала́та, спа́лняBulgarian
- cambraCatalan, Valencian
- Zimmer, Schlafzimmer, Plenarsaal, Schlafgemach, Raum, Kammer, GemachGerman
- διασκεπτήριο, εντευκτήριο, επιμελητήριο, θάλαμος, θάλαμος - Δωμάτιο, κοιτώνας, θαλάμη, υπνοδωμάτιο, αίθουσα, κρεβατοκάμαραGreek
- dormoĉambro, kamero, ĉambroEsperanto
- recámara, cámaraSpanish
- اتاق خوابPersian
- patruunapesä, makuuhuone, kamari, kammioFinnish
- pièce, salle, chambreFrench
- kamra, hálószobaHungarian
- 寝室, 部屋Japanese
- camera, cubiculumLatin
- slaapkamer, kamerDutch
- rom, kammerNorwegian
- komnata, komora, izbaPolish
- câmara, quartoPortuguese
- пала́та, патро́нник, ко́мната, ка́мера, спа́льняRussian
- rum, kammareSwedish
- yatak odasıTurkish
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