chamber NOUN 1) a large room used for formal or public events. 2) one of the houses of a parliament. 3) (chambers) Law, Brit. rooms used by a barrister or barristers. 4) literary or archaic a private room, especially a bedroom. 5) an enclosed space or cavity. 6) (before another noun ) Music of or for a small group of instruments: a chamber orchestra. 7) the part of a gun bore that contains the charge.
DERIVATIVES chambered adjective.
ORIGIN Old French chambre, from Latin camera 'vault, arched chamber' , from Greek kamara 'object with an arched cover' .

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