bed-chamber


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Bed-chamber —    An apartment in Eastern houses, furnished with a slightly elevated platform at the upper end and sometimes along the sides, on which were laid mattresses. This was the general arrangement of the public sleeping room for the males of the family …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • chamber — A room or apartment in a A private repository of money; a treasury. A compartment; a hollow or cavity. @ judges chambers The private room or office of a judge; any place in which a judge hears motions, signs papers, or does other business… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chamber pot — n a round container for ↑urine, used in a bedroom and kept under the bed in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bed — A bed audio2|En us bed.ogg is a piece of furniture (or a location) primarily used as a place to sleep, and often used for relaxation.To make beds more comfortable, a mattress is usually placed on top of it. The second layer is the box spring… …   Wikipedia

  • bed — n 1. bunk, cot, Brit. lair, U.S. Sl. sack, Brit. Sl. kip; pallet, Inf. tick, mattress, sleeping bag, Chiefly Brit. palliasse couch, lounge, chaise longue, recliner, hammock, litter, stretcher; bedstead, bed frame, four poster, high riser, truckle …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Chamber pot — Potty redirects here. For Georgian seaport, see Poti. Japanese chamber pot from the Edo Period. A chamber pot (also a chamberpot, a jerry, a Luke, a po, a gazunder, (possibly from French pot de chambre or more likely a contraction of goes under ) …   Wikipedia

  • chamber —    a receptacle for urine    A shortened form of chamber pot, which was formerly kept for nocturnal urination under the bed or in a small cupboard in the bedroom. The urine, or chamber lye, might be collected, fermented, and put to various good… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Bed and board — Board Board (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chamber pot — portable toilet placed next to a bed, receptacle use to urinate or defecate in the bedroom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chamber pot — noun (C) a round container for urine used in a bedroom and kept under the bed in the past …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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