Chamber vs Cavern - What's the difference?

chamber | cavern |

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.


Alternative forms

* chambre (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • 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,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  • An enclosed space.
  • the chamber''' of a canal lock; the '''chamber''' of a furnace; the '''chamber of the eye
    A ''test chamber'' is typically a closable case where devices under test are placed.
  • (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
  • Dianne loaded a cartridge into the chamber of the rifle, then prepared to take aim at the target.
  • One of the legislative bodies in a government where multiple such bodies exist, or a single such body in comparison to others.
  • The resolution, which speedily passed the Senate, was unable to gain a majority in the lower chamber .
  • 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.
  • * Thackeray
  • a bachelor's life in chambers
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * torture chamber


    (en verb)
  • To enclose in a room.
  • She had chambered herself in her room, and wouldn't come out.
  • To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers.
  • * 1893 , Publications of the Scottish History Society (volume 14, page 64)
  • I chambered with Alexander Preston.
  • To place in a chamber, as a round of ammunition.
  • The hunter fired at the geese and missed, then shrugged his shoulders and chambered another cartridge.
  • To create or modify a gun to be a specific caliber.
  • The rifle was originally chambered for 9MM, but had since been modified for a larger, wildcat caliber.
  • 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.
  • Bob chambered his fist for a blow, but Sheila struck first.
  • (obsolete) To be lascivious.
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    (en noun)
  • A large cave.
  • An underground chamber.
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