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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: chambre, from Late Latin camera, from Latin, 'curved roof', from Greek kamara

chamber

noun
     
cham‧ber W3
1

enclosed space

[countable]HBH an enclosed space, especially in your body or inside a machine:
a combustion chamber
The heart has four chambers.
2

room

[countable]TBB a room used for a special purpose, especially an unpleasant one
gas/torture chamber (=used for killing people by gas or for hurting them)
3

meeting room

[countable]TBB a large room in a public building used for important meetings:
the council chamber
4

parliament

[countable]PGP one of the two parts of a parliament or of the US Congress. For example, in Britain the upper chamber is the House of Lords and the lower chamber is the House of Commons
5

private room

[countable]DH a word used in the past to mean a bedroom or private room:
the Queen's private chambers
6

chambers

[plural] especially British EnglishSCL an office or offices used by barristers or judges
7

gun

[countable]PMW the part of a gun where you put the bullets
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