Chambers

[ cheym-berz ]
/ ˈtʃeɪm bərz /
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noun

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.

chamber

[ cheym-ber ]
/ ˈtʃeɪm bər /

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or performing chamber music: chamber players.

verb (used with object)

to put or enclose in, or as in, a chamber.
to provide with a chamber.

Origin of chamber

1175–1225; Middle English chambre < Old French < Latin camera, variant of camara vaulted room, vault < Greek kamára

Related formsun·der·cham·ber, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chambers

chambers

/ (ˈtʃeɪmbəz) /

pl n

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
  1. in the privacy of a judge's chambers
  2. in a court not open to the publicFormer name for sense 5: in camera

chamber

/ (ˈtʃeɪmbə) /

noun

verb

(tr) to put in or provide with a chamber
See also chambers

Word Origin for chamber

C13: from Old French chambre, from Late Latin camera room, Latin: vault, from Greek kamara

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Word Origin and History for chambers
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Medicine definitions for chambers

chamber

[ chāmbər ]

n.

A compartment or enclosed space.

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