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chamber of commerce Explained

chamber of commerce at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of various voluntary organizations of business firms, public officials, professional people, and public-spirited citizens whose primary interest is in publicizing, promoting, and developing commercial and industrial opportunities in their local area, and usually also community schools, streets, housing, and public works. The International Chamber of Commerce (founded 1920) acts as the voice of the business community in the international field and runs a court of arbitration for settling commercial disputes. National chambers of commerce exist in most industrialized, free-enterprise countries. The first to use the name was founded in Paris in 1601; the first U.S. chamber of commerce was that of the state of New York, founded in 1768.

chamber of commerce at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "chamber of commerce":
Aktiengesellschaft, aktiebolag, body corporate, business,
business establishment, cartel, combine, commercial enterprise,
compagnie, company, concern, conglomerate,
conglomerate corporation, consolidating company, consortium,
copartnership, corporate body, corporation,
diversified corporation, enterprise, firm, holding company, house,
industry, joint-stock association, joint-stock company,
operating company, partnership, plunderbund, pool, public utility,
stock company, syndicate, trade association, trust, utility

Chamber of Commerce at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a group of local business people who work together to help business and trade in a particular town

Chamber of commerce at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

2. pl. Apartments in a lodging house. ``A bachelor's life in
chambers.'' --Thackeray.

3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative
body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate

4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or
association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of

5. A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as,
the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the
chamber of the eye.

6. pl. (Law.) A room or rooms where a lawyer transacts
business; a room or rooms where a judge transacts such
official business as may be done out of court.

7. A chamber pot. [Colloq.]

8. (Mil.)
(a) That part of the bore of a piece of ordnance which
holds the charge, esp. when of different diameter from
the rest of the bore; -- formerly, in guns, made
smaller than the bore, but now larger, esp. in
breech-loading guns.
(b) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to
contain the powder.
(c) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on
its breech, without any carriage, formerly used
chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.

{Air chamber}. See {Air chamber}, in the Vocabulary.

{Chamber of commerce}, a board or association to protect the
interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and
traders of a city.

{Chamber council}, a secret council. --Shak.

{Chamber} {counsel or counselor}, a counselor who gives his
opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does not
advocate causes in court.

{Chamber fellow}, a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.

{Chamber hangings}, tapestry or hangings for a chamber.

{Chamber lye}, urine. --Shak.

{Chamber music}, vocal or instrumental music adapted to
performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience
room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.

{Chamber practice} (Law.), the practice of counselors at law,
who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in

{To sit at chambers}, to do business in chambers, as a judge.

Commerce \Com"merce\, n.

Note: (Formerly accented on the second syllable.) [F.
commerce, L. commercium; com- + merx, mercis,
merchandise. See {Merchant}.]
1. The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp.
the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between
different places or communities; extended trade or

The public becomes powerful in proportion to the
opulence and extensive commerce of private men.

2. Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in
society with another; familiarity.

Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce
with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser.

3. Sexual intercourse. --W. Montagu.

4. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to
exchange, barter, or trade. --Hoyle.

{Chamber of commerce}. See {Chamber}.

Syn: Trade; traffic; dealings; intercourse; interchange;
communion; communication.

chamber of commerce at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chamber of commerce
n : an association of businessmen to protect and promote
business interests

chamber of commerce at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-noun » head=chamber of commerce|chambers of commerce
  • Inter: busines » s an association of businesses to promote their interests in a community
    1. : The US Chamber of Commerce represents Big Business nationally, but state and local chambers of commerce are for smaller businesses locally.


      Inter: trans-top » community business association

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|cambra de comerç|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|商會|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|商会|tr=shānghuì|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Kamer van Koophandel, Inter: t- » nl|Kamers van Koophandel|p
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kauppakamari
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chambre de commerce|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Handelskammer|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|camera di commercio|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|商工会議所|tr=しょうこうかいぎしょ, shōkōkaigisho
    • Korean: 상공회의소 (商工會議所, sang-kong-hoe-ui-so)
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|стопанска комора|f|tr=stópanska kómora
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|câmara de comércio|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|торговая палата|f|tr=torgóvaja paláta
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cámara de comercio|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » chamber of commerce
    Translation: ko » chamber of commerce
    Translation: kn » chamber of commerce
    Translation: ja » chamber of commerce
    Translation: ro » chamber of commerce
    Translation: fi » chamber of commerce
    Translation: ta » chamber of commerce