Definition of

Chamber

  1. (noun, artifact) a room used primarily for sleeping
  2. (noun, artifact) a natural or artificial enclosed space
  3. (noun, artifact) a room where a judge transacts business
  4. (noun, body) an enclosed volume in the body
  5. (noun, group) a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
  6. (verb, stative) place in a chamber

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Chamber

  1. early 13c., from O.Fr. chambre, from L.L. camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). Chamber-pot is from 1560s; chambermaid is from 1580s. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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