Definitions for chairtʃɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a seat, esp. for one person having four legs for support, a rest for the back, and often rests for the arms.
a seat of office or authority.
a position of authority, as of a judge or professor.
the person occupying a seat of office or authority, esp. the chairperson of a meeting.
(in an orchestra) the position of a player, assigned by rank.
Category: Music and Dance
the chair, Informal.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Ref: electric chair.
Ref: chairlift .
Ref: sedan chair.
(v.t.)to place or seat in a chair.
to install in office.
to preside over; act as chairperson of.
Brit. to carry (a hero or victor) aloft in triumph.
(v.i.)to preside over a meeting, committee, etc.
* Usage: See -person .
Origin of chair:
1250–1300; ME chaiere < OF < L cathedra; see cathedra
a seat for one person, with a support for the back
"he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
the position of professor
"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
"address your remarks to the chairperson"
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"
a particular seat in an orchestra
"he is second chair violin"
act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
"She chaired the department for many years"
moderate, chair, lead(verb)
"John moderated the discussion"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a piece of furniture to sit on
She sat down in the chair.
a chairman or chairwoman
the chair of the committee
to be a leader of a committee or a meeting
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.
The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops.
Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
The electric chair.
A professorship at a university
To act as chairperson.
Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting.
To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory
a movable single seat with a back
an official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself
the presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair
a vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig
an iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers
to place in a chair
to carry publicly in a chair in triumph
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Four-legged aid to the injured. CHARITY Forehanded aid to the indigent.
Translations for chair
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a movable seat for one person, with a back to it
a table and four chairs.
- cadeiraPortuguese (BR)
- der StuhlGerman
- 등받이가 있는 의자Korean
- چوكۍ: كرسۍ: رئيس (دغونډىPashto
- sandalye, iskemleTurkish
- 椅子Chinese (Trad.)
- 椅子Chinese (Simp.)
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