Webster 1913 Edition
A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom;
as, the house had four.
Apartments in a lodging house.“A bachelor’s life in chambers.”
A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets;
A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association;
Chamberof Deputies; the
A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity;
chamberof a canal lock; the
chamberof a furnace; the
chamberof the eye
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.
A chamber pot.
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.
A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to contain the powder.
A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on its breech, without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
Air chamber, in the Vocabulary.
Chamber of commerce,
a board or association to protect the interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and traders of a city.–
a secret council.
a counselor who gives his opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does not advocate causes in court.–
a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.–
tapestry or hangings for a chamber.–
vocal or instrumental music adapted to performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.–
the practice of counselors at law, who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in court.–
To sit at chambers,
to do business in chambers, as a judge.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
To be lascivious.
To shut up, as in a chamber.
To furnish with a chamber;