Chamber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃeɪmbər|  American pronunciation of the word chamber
Brit.  |ˈtʃeɪmbə|  British pronunciation of the word chamber

noun

- a natural or artificial enclosed space
- an enclosed volume in the body
- a room where a judge transacts business
- a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
- a room used primarily for sleeping (syn: bedchamber, bedroom)

verb

- place in a chamber

Examples

He put three bullets into the chamber of the gun.

We waited for the senator outside the Senate chamber.

The U.S. legislature is separated into two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

...chambered the lost hikers in the barn until the next morning...

Girl to do chamber work and waiting.

My father's big gun would chamber five buckshot.

The heart has four chambers.

Where's the chamber gone. (J. Joyce, Ulysses 18, Penelope)

What! chambering and wantoning in our very presence! (W. Scott, Woodstock, 1826)

the chambers of his heart were healthy

the upper chamber is the senate

The pressure of the compressed air inside the chamber

compress the air in a closed chamber

...the anterior chamber of the eye is bounded in front by the cornea...

Chamber of Commerce

Word forms

noun
singular: chamber
plural: chambers
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman