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Chamber


CHAMBER,

CHAMBER,

1. An apartment in an upper story, or in a story above the lower floor of a dwelling house; often used as a lodging room.

2. Any retired room; any private apartment which a person occupies; as, he called on the judge at his chamber

Joseph entered into his chamber and wept. Genesis 43:30.

3. Any retired place.

Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:27.

4. A hollow or cavity; as the chamber of the eye.

5. A place where an assembly meets, and the assembly itself; as star-chamber; imperial chamber; chamber of accounts; ecclesiastical chamber; privy chamber; chamber of commerce, etc.

6. In military affairs, the chamber of a mortar is that part of the chase, where the powder lies.

7. A powder-chamber, or bomb-chamber, a place under ground for holding powder and bombs, where they may be safe and secured from rains.

8. The chamber of a mine, a place, generally of a cubical form, where the powder is confined.

9. A species of ordnance.

10. The clouds. Psalms 104:3.

11. Certain southern constellations which are hid from us.

The chambers of the south. Job 9:9.

CHAMBER-council, a private or secret council

CHAMBER-counsel, a counselor, who gives his opinion in a private apartment, but does not advocate causes in court.

CHAMBER,

CHAMBER, verb intransitive

1. To reside in or occupy as a chamber

2. To be wanton; to indulge in lewd or immodest behavior. Romans 13:1.

CHAMBER,

CHAMBER, verb transitive To shut up as in a chamber