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Chamber

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(1):

(n.) 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.

(2):

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

(3):

(n.) Apartments in a lodging house.

(4):

(n.) A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.

(5):

(v. i.) To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.

(6):

(n.) A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.

(7):

(n.) 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.

(8):

(v. t.) To shut up, as in a chamber.

(9):

(n.) A chamber pot.

(10):

(n.) 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.

(11):

(n.) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder.

(12):

(n.) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.

(13):

(v. t.) To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.

(14):

(v. i.) To be lascivious.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Chamber'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/c/chamber.html. 1828.

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