chamber adj

Fr. L. < Gk. arched roof, vault, upper gallery.

  1. Bedroom; parlor; pertaining to the front room.

chamber [-s] n

Fr. L. < Gk. arched roof, vault, upper gallery.

  1. Closet; royal apartment; sleeping quarters for a monarch; [fig.] mausoleum; funeral vault.
  2. Interior; concave space; [fig.] corol; corolla; cup of pollen; container of nectar; cavity within the petals of a flower.
  3. Receptacle; cup; [fig.] grave; tomb; burial place.
  4. Parlor; viewing room; front room where people observe a wake for a corpse; place full of lights surrounding the body of a deceased loved one; [fig.] mansion; heavenly resting place.
  5. Domicile; address; residence; lodging; dwelling place; [fig.] court; palace; [metonymy] door.
  6. Loft; garret; living area; dwelling place; [fig.] sacred space; upper room; area for worship in a temple (see 1 Kings 6:1-10); [metaphor] sphere of influence; domain of creation; realm of creative activity.
  7. Bedroom; personal space in a home; private place assigned to an individual living in a house; Emily's upstairs room in the southwest corner of the Dickinson homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  8. Abyss; chasm; depth; profundity.