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bedchamber


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bedchamber  \Bed"cham`ber\,  n. 
  A  chamber  for  a  bed;  an  apartment  form  sleeping  in  --Shak. 
 
  {Lords  of  the  bedchamber},  eight  officers  of  the  royal 
  household,  all  of  noble  families,  who  wait  in  turn  a  week 
  each  [Eng.] 
 
  {Ladies  of  the  bedchamber},  eight  ladies,  all  titled,  holding 
  a  similar  official  position  in  the  royal  household,  during 
  the  reign  of  a  queen.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bedchamber 
  n  :  a  room  used  primarily  for  sleeping  [syn:  {bedroom},  {sleeping 
  room},  {chamber}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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  and  for  guests,  but  there  were  usually  besides  distinct 
  bed-chambers  of  a  more  private  character  (2  Kings  4:10;  Ex  8:3; 
  2  Kings  6:12).  In  2  Kings  11:2  this  word  denotes,  as  in  the 
  margin  of  the  Revised  Version,  a  store-room  in  which  mattresses 
  were  kept. 
 




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