- The definition of a chair is an official person or one who directs the course of a meeting.
An example of a chair is the facilitator at a conference.
- A chair is defined as a piece of furniture for one person to sit on.
An example of chair is what someone would sit on while seated around a dining table.
A black leather chair.
chair definition by Webster's New World
- a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, having a back and, usually, four legs
- a seat of authority or dignity
- the position of a player in an instrumental section of a symphony orchestra
- an important or official position, as a professorship or chairmanship
- a person who presides over a meeting; chairman: address your remarks to the chair
- sedan chair
- ☆ electric chair
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French chaire ; from Classical Latin cathedra: see cathedra
- to place in a chair; seat
- to place in authority
- to preside over as chairman
- Brit. to carry (a person) aloft in public triumph on, or as though on, a chair
chair definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A piece of furniture consisting of a seat, legs, back, and often arms, designed to accommodate one person.
- A seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as that of a bishop.
- a. An office or position of authority, such as a professorship.b. A person who holds an office or a position of authority, such as one who presides over a meeting or administers a department of instruction at a college; a chairperson.
- The position of a player in an orchestra.
- Slang The electric chair.
- A seat carried about on poles; a sedan chair.
- Any of several devices that serve to support or secure, such as a metal block that supports and holds railroad track in position.
- To install in a position of authority, especially as a presiding officer.
- To preside over as chairperson: chair a meeting.
Origin: Middle English chaiere, from Old French, from Latin cathedra; see cathedra.
chair - Phrases/Idioms
take the chair