chamber: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chām'bur), [key]
- a room, usually private, in a house or apartment, esp. a bedroom: She retired to her chamber.
- a room in a palace or official residence.
- the meeting hall of a legislative or other assembly.
- a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court.
- the private office of a judge.
- (in England) the quarters or rooms that lawyers use to consult with their clients, esp. in the Inns of Court.
- a legislative, judicial, or other like body: the upper or the lower chamber of a legislature.
- an organization of individuals or companies for a specified purpose.
- the place where the moneys due a government are received and kept; a treasury or chamberlain's office.
- (in early New England) any bedroom above the ground floor, generally named for the ground-floor room beneath it.
- a compartment or enclosed space; cavity: a chamber of the heart.
- (in a canal or the like) the space between any two gates of a lock.
- a receptacle for one or more cartridges in a firearm, or for a shell in a gun or other cannon.
- (in a gun) the part of the barrel that receives the charge.
- of, pertaining to, or performing chamber music: chamber players.
- to put or enclose in, or as in, a chamber.
- to provide with a chamber.
- chamber (Thesaurus)