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chamber

cham·ber

chamber

 
pronunciation:
cheIm br
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a room, esp. a bedroom.
The princess has retired to her chamber.
synonyms:
room
similar words:
apartment, bedchamber, bedroom, boudoir, closet, drawing room, parlor, salon
definition 2: an official reception room or meeting hall, esp. of a legislative assembly.
The town meeting was held in the council chamber.
synonyms:
hall
similar words:
auditorium, gallery
definition 3: (pl.) a judge's office where matters not to be heard in open court can be discussed.
Part of the hearing was held in chambers to protect the children's privacy.
similar words:
office, room, sanctum, study
definition 4: a compartment or cavity.
The heart has four chambers.
synonyms:
compartment
similar words:
atrium, cavity, recess
definition 5: the compartment of a gun or other firearm that holds the cartridge or shell.
The police officer loaded bullets into the chamber.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chambered, chambering, chambers
definition: to enclose or confine in or as if in a chamber.
They chambered him so that he could not harm others.
synonyms:
enclose
similar words:
cavern, closet, confine, immure, sequester, shut in
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