Definitions for CHAIRtʃɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chair*tʃɛər(n.)

  1. a seat, esp. for one person having four legs for support, a rest for the back, and often rests for the arms.

    Category: Furniture

  2. a seat of office or authority.

  3. a position of authority, as of a judge or professor.

  4. the person occupying a seat of office or authority, esp. the chairperson of a meeting.

  5. (in an orchestra) the position of a player, assigned by rank.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. the chair, Informal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

    Ref: electric chair.

  7. Ref: chairlift .

  8. Ref: sedan chair.

  9. (v.t.)to place or seat in a chair.

  10. to install in office.

  11. to preside over; act as chairperson of.

  12. Brit. to carry (a hero or victor) aloft in triumph.

    Category: British

  13. (v.i.)to preside over a meeting, committee, etc.

* Usage: See -person .

Origin of chair:

1250–1300; ME chaiere < OF < L cathedra; see cathedra

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chair(noun)

    a seat for one person, with a support for the back

    "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"

  2. professorship, chair(noun)

    the position of professor

    "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

  3. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)

    the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

    "address your remarks to the chairperson"

  4. electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat(noun)

    an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person

    "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"

  5. chair(verb)

    a particular seat in an orchestra

    "he is second chair violin"

  6. chair, chairman(verb)

    act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

    "She chaired the department for many years"

  7. moderate, chair, lead(verb)

    preside over

    "John moderated the discussion"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chair(noun)ʃɛər

    a piece of furniture to sit on

    She sat down in the chair.

  2. chairʃɛər

    a chairman or chairwoman

    the chair of the committee

  3. chair(verb)ʃɛər

    to be a leader of a committee or a meeting

Wiktionary

  1. chair(Noun)

    An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.

    All I need to weather a snowstorm is hot coffee, a warm fire, a good book and a comfortable chair.

  2. chair(Noun)

    Chairperson.

  3. chair(Noun)

    The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.

    My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops.

  4. chair(Noun)

    Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.

  5. chair(Noun)

    One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.

  6. chair(Noun)

    The electric chair.

  7. chair(Noun)

    A professorship at a university

  8. chair(Verb)

    To act as chairperson.

    Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting.

  9. chair(Verb)

    To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chair(noun)

    a movable single seat with a back

  2. Chair(noun)

    an official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself

  3. Chair(noun)

    the presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair

  4. Chair(noun)

    a vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig

  5. Chair(noun)

    an iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers

  6. Chair(verb)

    to place in a chair

  7. Chair(verb)

    to carry publicly in a chair in triumph

Freebase

  1. Chair

    A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs are most often supported by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or could have a different shape. A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair and with folding action and inclining footrest, a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or, in an airplane, airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle and bicycle saddle, and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair and when hung from above, a swing. A chair for more than one person is a couch, sofa, settee, or "loveseat"; or a bench. A separate footrest for a chair is known as an ottoman, hassock or pouffe.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CHAIR

    Four-legged aid to the injured. CHARITY Forehanded aid to the indigent.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHAIR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1441

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHAIR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #896

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHAIR' in Nouns Frequency: #463

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHAIR' in Verbs Frequency: #1068

Anagrams of CHAIR

  1. Archi


Translations for CHAIR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

chair(noun)

a movable seat for one person, with a back to it

a table and four chairs.

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