- n. （身体或器官内的）室，膛；房间；会所
- adj. 室内的；私人的，秘密的
- vt. 把…关在室内；装填（弹药等）
- n. (Chamber)人名；(英)钱伯
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来自PIE*sker, 转，拱。词源同camera, comrade, curve. 原指拱形的室，现已无限制。
- chamber:  The ultimate source of chamber is Greek kamárā ‘something with an arched cover, room with a vaulted roof’. This passed into Latin as camara or camera (source of English camera), and in Old French became transformed into chambre, the immediate source of the English word. Related forms in English include comrade (from Spanish camarada), originally ‘someone sharing a room’; chamberlain , which was originally coined in the West Germanic language of the Franks as *kamerling using the diminutive suffix -ling, and came into English via Old French chamberlenc; and chimney.
=> camera, chamberlain, chimney
- chamber (n.)
- c. 1200, "room," usually a private one, from Old French chambre "room, chamber, apartment," also used in combinations to form words for "latrine, privy" (11c.), from Late Latin camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). In anatomy from late 14c.; of machinery from 1769. Gunnery sense is from 1620s. Meaning "legislative body" is from c. 1400. Chamber music (1789) was that meant to be performed in private rooms instead of public halls.
- chamber (v.)
- late 14c., "to restrain," also "to furnish with a chamber" (inplied in chambered, from chamber (n.). Related: Chambering.
- 1. More than 80 parties are contesting seats in the two-chamber parliament.
- 2. She could hear the tinny strains of a chamber orchestra.
- 3. He thought he saw someone lurking above the chamber during the address.
- 4. Her instructor plugged live bullets into the gun's chamber.
- 5. The members left the council chamber.
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