|1.||a meeting hall, esp one used for a legislative or judicial assembly|
|2.||a reception room or audience room in an official residence, palace, etc|
|3.||archaic, poetic or a room in a private house, esp a bedroom|
|4.||a. a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly|
|b. any of the houses of a legislature|
|5.||an enclosed space; compartment; cavity: the smallest chamber in the caves|
|6.||the space between two gates of the locks of a canal, dry dock, etc|
|7.||an enclosure for a cartridge in the cylinder of a revolver or for a shell in the breech of a cannon|
|8.||obsolete a place where the money of a government, corporation, etc, was stored; treasury|
|9.||short for chamber pot|
|10.||(NZ) the freezing room in an abattoir|
|11.||(modifier) of, relating to, or suitable for chamber music: a chamber concert|
|12.||(tr) to put in or provide with a chamber|
|[C13: from Old French chambre, from Late Latin camera room, Latin: vault, from Greek kamara]|
chamber cham·ber (chām'bər)
A compartment or enclosed space.
"on the wall," which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch through the hall toward the street. This was the "guest chamber" where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also "chambers within chambers" (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2). To enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and communion with God (Isa. 26:20). The "chambers of the south" (Job 9:9) are probably the constelations of the southern hemisphere. The "chambers of imagery", i.e., chambers painted with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations practised by the Jews in Jerusalem.
(Rom. 13:13), wantonness, impurity.