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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  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. Roxana Meygide Schargorodsky:

    Others enter an echo chamber of information that comes from the media and have extreme reactions that become damaging.

  2. Congressional Budget Office:

    President Trump on Monday appeared to call for changes to the Republican tax plan even as he claimed it has ‘ great support. ’ President Donald Trump tweeted that President Donald Trump wants ‘ just a few changes ’ that would help ‘ the middle class and job producers, ’ as well as small businesses that are taxed through the code for individuals. ‘ The Tax Cut Bill is coming along very well, great support, ’ the president wrote. ‘ With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well ! ’ The specific changes President Donald Trump wants, however, are unclear. President Donald Trump tweeted just hours before President Donald Trump’s expected to meet at White House with top Republican tax writers in Republican Alabama Senate. GOP leaders are aiming to advance the tax bill in the upper chamber this week in a race to get a bill on Trump’s desk by year’s end.

  3. Neil Bradley:

    We will take into account the totality of what candidates and elected officials do, including the actions of last week, and importantly, the actions in the days ahead in determining whether or not we support them, i actually want to be very clear : There are some members, who by their actions, will have forfeited the support of the US Chamber of Commerce.

  4. House Speaker John Boehner:

    This has been an ongoing problem, members should make every attempt to appear in the chamber within the prescribed 15 minutes.

  5. Terry Schilling:

    The Chamber of Commerce filed for divorce years ago, and House GOP has finally accepted House GOP.

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