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chamber

cham·ber

chamber

 
pronunciation:
cheIm br
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a room.
The mysterious old man never left his tiny chamber.
synonyms:
room
similar words:
apartment, bedroom, closet, parlor, salon
definition 2: a large room or meeting hall used by people in government to make and discuss laws.
The town meeting was held in the council chamber.
synonyms:
hall
similar words:
auditorium, gallery
definition 3: (plural) a judge's office, where people can discuss matters not to be heard in open court.
Part of the hearing was held in chambers to protect the children's privacy.
similar words:
office, room, study
definition 4: a compartment or cavity.
The human heart has four chambers.
synonyms:
compartment
similar words:
atrium, cavity, recess
definition 5: the compartment of a gun that holds the shell or cartridge.
The police officer loaded bullets into the chamber.
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