Chair Definition

châr
chaired, chairs
noun
chairs
A piece of furniture for one person to sit on, having a back and, usually, four legs.
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A seat of authority or dignity.
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An important or official position, as a professorship or chairmanship.
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The position of a player in an instrumental section of a symphony orchestra.
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A person who presides over a meeting; chairman.
Address your remarks to the chair.
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verb
chaired, chairs
To place in a chair; seat.
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To preside over as chairman.
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To place in authority.
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To install (someone) in a position of authority, especially as a presiding officer.
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To carry (a person) aloft in public triumph on, or as though on, a chair.
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idiom
take the chair
  • to preside as chairman
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Other Word Forms of Chair

Noun

Singular:
chair
Plural:
chairs

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Chair

Origin of Chair

  • From Middle French chaire, from Latin cathēdra (“seat”), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathedra), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat”). Replaced native stool which now has a specific sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English chaiere from Old French from Latin cathedra cathedra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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