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Chamberlain Explained

chamberlain at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['tʃeımbələn]

chamberlain at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, from O.Fr. chamberlenc, from Frank. *kamerling, from L. camera (see camera) + dim. suffix -ling. ///

Chamberlain at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Neville (1869-1940) a British politician in the Conservative Party who was elected Prime Minister in 1937. Many people criticized him for his policy of appeasement towards Hitler's Germany (=agreeing to their demands) .//
Wilt (1936-99) a US basketball player, sometimes called Wilt the Stilt because of his height (2.16 metres). He set several records for the number of points he won.//

chamberlain at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1100-1200; Language: Old French; Origin: chamberlayn, from Old Saxon kamera, from Latin camera; CHAMBER]// an important official who managed the house of a king or queen in the past//

Chamberlain at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. sculptor. Born in Rochester, Ind., he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Black Mtn. College. In 1957 he had his first one-man exhibition in Chicago. His Abstract Expressionist sculptures are constructed of fragments of automobiles, crushed and jammed together, producing an effect of isolated, frozen movement, often painted in bright, industrial colors.

British statesman. Son of J. Chamberlain and half brother of N. Chamberlain, he entered the House of Commons in 1892. He held a variety of posts, incl. chancellor of the exchequer (1903-5, 1919-21) and secretary of state for India (1915-17) As foreign secretary (1924-29), he helped bring about the Locarno Pact, intended to secure peace in Western Europe. For that accomplishment, he shared the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize with C. Dawes.

chamberlain at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "chamberlain":
accountant, auditor, bookkeeper, bursar, butler, cashier,
cashkeeper, comptroller, controller, curator, depositary,
depository, financial officer, house steward, housekeeper,
liquidator, majordomo, paymaster, purse bearer, purser, receiver,
seneschal, steward, treasurer, trustee

Chamberlain at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

a low ebb, at a disadvantage, short of, under.[ADJ] (Expensiveness): expensive, dear, high priced, costly, precious, at a premium, priceless, extravagant, exorbitant, extortionate, overpriced.[ADV] (Slowness): slowly, leisurely, adagio, largo, larghetto, at a snail's pace, little by little, bit by bit.[ADJ] (Stillness): quiet, quiescent, still, motionless, unmoving, fixed, stationary, immobile, immobilized, at a standstill, sedentary, becalmed, stagnant, undisturbed, unruffled, calm, restful, immovable, stable, sleeping, inactive, silent.[ADV] (Continuity): continuously, i

chamberlain at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
an official who managed the home and servants of a king, queen or important family in past centuries

Chamberlain at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chamberlain \Cham"ber*lain\, n. [OF. chamberlain, chambrelencF.
chambellon, OHG. chamerling, chamarlinc, G. k["a]mmerling,
kammer chamber (fr. L. camera) + -ling. See {Chamber}, and
{-ling}.] [Formerly written {chamberlin}.]
1. An officer or servant who has charge of a chamber or
chambers.

2. An upper servant of an inn. [Obs.]

3. An officer having the direction and management of the
private chambers of a nobleman or monarch; hence, in
Europe, one of the high officers of a court.

4. A treasurer or receiver of public money; as, the
chamberlain of London, of North Wales, etc.

{The lord chamberlain of England}, an officer of the crown,
who waits upon the sovereign on the day of coronation, and
provides requisites for the palace of Westminster, and for
the House of Lords during the session of Parliament. Under
him are the gentleman of the black rod and other officers.
His office is distinct from that of the lord chamberlain
of the Household, whose functions relate to the royal
housekeeping.

Chamberlain at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Chamberlain
n 1: British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of
appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940) [syn: {Neville
Chamberlain}, {Arthur Neville Chamberlain}]
2: the treasurer of a municipal corporation
3: an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman

chamberlain at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » xno|en Inter: term » chamberlenc|lang=, Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » chamberlayn|lang=fro, Inter: term » chamberlenc||chamberlain|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » frk|en Inter: recons » kamerling||chamberlain|lang=frk, equivalent to Inter: recons » kamer||chamber|lang=frk + Inter: recons » -ling||-ling|lang=frk. Cognate with Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » chamarling||chamberlain|lang=goh. More at Inter: l » en|chamber, Inter: l » en|-ling.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • An officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign, especially in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
    1. A high officer of state, as currently with the papal camerlengo, but normally now a mainly honorary title.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » an officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: qualifier » imperial China Inter: t » cmn|侍從|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|侍从|tr=shìcóng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|管家|tr=guǎnjiā|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|內臣|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|内臣|tr=nèichén|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kamerheer|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kamariherra
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chambellan|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Kammerherr|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kämmerer|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|チェンバレン|tr=chenbaren|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|侍従|tr=じじゅう, jijū|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|侍従官|tr=じじゅうかん, jijūkan|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|城代|tr=じょうだい, jōdai|sc=Jpan
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|szambelan|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|camerlengo|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|камергер|m|tr=kamergér|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|seumarlan|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: ĉambelano
    • Inter: ttbc » it: ciambellano
    • Inter: ttbc » es: chambelán {{m}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » chamberlain
    Translation: eo » chamberlain
    Translation: fa » chamberlain
    Translation: fr » chamberlain
    Translation: ko » chamberlain
    Translation: io » chamberlain
    Translation: it » chamberlain
    Translation: my » chamberlain
    Translation: pl » chamberlain
    Translation: ru » chamberlain
    Translation: ta » chamberlain
    Translation: te » chamberlain
    Translation: vi » chamberlain
    Translation: zh » chamberlain