What does chamber mean?

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ˈtʃeɪm bərcham·ber

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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

Wiktionary

  1. chamber(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  2. chamber(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  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.

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  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.

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  5. chamber(Verb)

    To enclose in a room.

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

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  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.

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  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.

    Etymology: From chambre, from camera, from καμάρα.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Chamber(noun)

    apartments in a lodging house

    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.]

  3. Chamber(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Chamber(noun)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  7. Chamber(noun)

    a chamber pot

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  9. Chamber(noun)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  11. Chamber(verb)

    to reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers

    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.]

  12. Chamber(verb)

    to be lascivious

    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.]

  13. Chamber(verb)

    to shut up, as in a chamber

    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.]

  14. Chamber(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chamber

    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

  1. chamber

    Of a mine, that place where the powder is deposited.

  2. chamber

    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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  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of chamber in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  2. Greg Valliere:

    The markets can live happily with Pence, on trade in particular, pence would get along far better with the Chamber of Commerce and the free trade advocates. He'd shy away from tariffs.

  3. Robert Dunham:

    Lest there be any doubt, we hold that our state constitutions prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, article I, section 17,5 does not require a unanimous jury recommendation or any jury recommendation before a death sentence can be imposed, the court said. That ruling has placed the fate of those death row inmates navigating the resentencing process into the realm of uncertainty. There is a growing fear among experts that some of those death row inmates will have their death penalties reinstated. An execution chamber used in Florida. (Florida Department of Corrections) The question here now is going to be, What about the people that have already been told they are entitled to a resentencing hearing? can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

  5. Alison Parker:

    Once the waste is in the holding chamber we use membranes that take water out as vapor, which can then be condensed and available for people to use in their homes, the pathogens remain in the waste at the bottom of the holding chamber, so the water is basically pure and clean.

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