- Robert,1802–71, Scottish publisher and editor.
- Robert William,1865–1933, U.S. novelist and illustrator.
- WhittakerJay David Chambers, 1901–61, U.S. journalist, Communist spy, and accuser of Alger Hiss.
- a room, usually private, in a house or apartment, especially a bedroom: She retired to her chamber.
- a room in a palace or official residence.
- the meeting hall of a legislative or other assembly.
- chambers, Law.
- a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court.
- the private office of a judge.
- (in England) the quarters or rooms that lawyers use to consult with their clients, especially in the Inns of Court.
- a legislative, judicial, or other like body: the upper or the lower chamber of a legislature.
- an organization of individuals or companies for a specified purpose.
- the place where the moneys due a government are received and kept; a treasury or chamberlain's office.
- (in early New England) any bedroom above the ground floor, generally named for the ground-floor room beneath it.
- a compartment or enclosed space; cavity: a chamber of the heart.
- (in a canal or the like) the space between any two gates of a lock.
- a receptacle for one or more cartridges in a firearm, or for a shell in a gun or other cannon.
- (in a gun) the part of the barrel that receives the charge.
- chamber pot.
- of, relating to, or performing chamber music: chamber players.
- to put or enclose in, or as in, a chamber.
- to provide with a chamber.
Origin of chamber
Examples from the Web for chambers
In head shops you can also buy vaporizers with chambers that can process actual dry buds, but that is so 20th century.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.How ‘True Detective’ Will End
March 3, 2014
“This will end as an annulled election by the Constitutional Court, I think,” says Chambers.Thai Election Not Likely To Resolve Protests
February 1, 2014
In a strange twist, Chambers was to play the part of Shana Babcock, the best friend of Linda Lovelace.
Chambers, who had divorced Traynor back in 1985, was uncomfortable with the storyline.
And they were still further indebted to the Messrs. Chambers.Explorations in Australia
A bee entered one of the chambers with a prophecy of flowers.Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
My soul, 'Melia, how I should like to git up into your chambers!Tiverton Tales
The three hospitals of Lourdes had emptied their chambers of horror.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
We then entered the house and ascended to our chambers, still without a word.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a judge's room for hearing cases not taken in open court
- (in England) the set of rooms occupied by barristers where clients are interviewed (in London, mostly in the Inns of Court)
- British archaic a suite of rooms; apartments
- (in the US) the private office of a judge
- in chambers law
- in the privacy of a judge's chambers
- in a court not open to the publicFormer name for sense 5: in camera
- a meeting hall, esp one used for a legislative or judicial assembly
- a reception room or audience room in an official residence, palace, etc
- archaic, or poetic a room in a private house, esp a bedroom
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature
- an enclosed space; compartment; cavitythe smallest chamber in the caves
- the space between two gates of the locks of a canal, dry dock, etc
- an enclosure for a cartridge in the cylinder of a revolver or for a shell in the breech of a cannon
- obsolete a place where the money of a government, corporation, etc, was stored; treasury
- short for chamber pot
- NZ the freezing room in an abattoir
- (modifier) of, relating to, or suitable for chamber musica chamber concert
- (tr) to put in or provide with a chamber
Word Origin and History for chambers
late 14c., "to restrain," also "to furnish with a chamber" (inplied in chambered, from chamber (n.). Related: Chambering.
c.1200, "room," usually a private one, from Old French chambre "room, chamber, apartment," also used in combinations to form words for "latrine, privy" (11c.), from Late Latin camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). In anatomy from late 14c.; of machinery from 1769. Gunnery sense is from 1620s. Meaning "legislative body" is from c.1400. Chamber music (1789) was that meant to be performed in private rooms instead of public halls.
- A compartment or enclosed space.