What does chamber mean?

Definitions for chamberˈtʃeɪm bər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chamber.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chamber(noun)

    a natural or artificial enclosed space

  2. chamber(noun)

    an enclosed volume in the body

    "the chambers of his heart were healthy"

  3. chamber(noun)

    a room where a judge transacts business

  4. chamber(noun)

    a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly

    "the upper chamber is the senate"

  5. bedroom, sleeping room, sleeping accommodation, chamber, bedchamber(verb)

    a room used primarily for sleeping

  6. chamber(verb)

    place in a chamber


  1. chamber(Noun)

    A room, especially one used primarily for sleeping; bedroom, sleeping room.

  2. chamber(Noun)

    An enclosed space. For example, a test chamber is typically a closable case where devices under test are placed.

  3. chamber(Noun)

    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.

  4. chamber(Noun)

    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.

  5. chamber(Verb)

    To enclose in a room.

    She had chambered herself in her room, and wouldn't come out.

  6. chamber(Verb)

    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.

  7. chamber(Verb)

    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.

  8. chamber(Verb)

    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.

  9. Origin: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chamber(noun)

    a retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers

  2. Chamber(noun)

    apartments in a lodging house

  3. Chamber(noun)

    a hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber

  4. Chamber(noun)

    a legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce

  5. Chamber(noun)

    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. Chamber(noun)

    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. Chamber(noun)

    a chamber pot

  8. Chamber(noun)

    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. Chamber(noun)

    a cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder

  10. Chamber(noun)

    a short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades

  11. Chamber(verb)

    to reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers

  12. Chamber(verb)

    to be lascivious

  13. Chamber(verb)

    to shut up, as in a chamber

  14. Chamber(verb)

    to furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun

  15. Origin: [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.]


  1. chamber

    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

  1. Chamber

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chamber' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3374

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chamber' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4476

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chamber' in Nouns Frequency: #1210


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Rhodes:

    We created an echo chamber.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Your head is a lit chamber.

  3. Origen:

    Conscience is the chamber of justice.

  4. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 1:

    I will make a Star-chamber matter of it.

  5. Walter Savage Landor:

    A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

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