Chamber vs Cavern - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chamber and cavern
is that chamber
is a room, especially one used primarily for sleeping; bedroom, sleeping room while cavern
is a large cave.
As a verb chamber
is to enclose in a room.
* chambre (obsolete)
A room, especially one used primarily for sleeping; bedroom, sleeping room.
* 1845, ,
- Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
- Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
- While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
An enclosed space.
- As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
- the chamber''' of a canal lock; the '''chamber''' of a furnace; the '''chamber of the eye
(firearms) The portion of the weapon that holds the ammunition round immediately prior to (and during initiation of) its discharge; each of the cylindrical compartments of a revolver that can hold a bullet
- A ''test chamber'' is typically a closable case where devices under test are placed.
One of the legislative bodies in a government where multiple such bodies exist, or a single such body in comparison to others.
- Dianne loaded a cartridge into the chamber of the rifle, then prepared to take aim at the target.
A law office in a building housing several such offices, typically the office of a barrister in the United Kingdom or in the imagination of an African scammer.
(dated, in the plural) Apartments in a lodging house.
- The resolution, which speedily passed the Senate, was unable to gain a majority in the lower chamber .
(obsolete) A chamber pot.
(historical) A short piece of ordnance or cannon which stood on its breech without any carriage, formerly used chiefly for celebrations and theatrical cannonades.
- a bachelor's life in chambers
* torture chamber
To enclose in a room.
To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
* 1893 , Publications of the Scottish History Society (volume 14, page 64)
- She had chambered herself in her room, and wouldn't come out.
To place in a chamber, as a round of ammunition.
- I chambered with Alexander Preston.
To create or modify a gun to be a specific caliber.
- The hunter fired at the geese and missed, then shrugged his shoulders and chambered another cartridge.
In martial arts, to prepare an offensive, defensive, or counteroffensive action by drawing a limb or weapon to a position where it may be charged with kinetic energy.
- The rifle was originally chambered for 9MM, but had since been modified for a larger, wildcat caliber.
(obsolete) To be lascivious.
- Bob chambered his fist for a blow, but Sheila struck first.
A large cave.
An underground chamber.