An example of a chair is the facilitator at a conference.
My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops.
He killed a cop: he's going to get the chair.
The court will show no mercy; if he gets convicted, it's the chair for him.
An example of chair is what someone would sit on while seated around a dining table.
Chair a meeting.
Address your remarks to the chair.
Under the rules of order adopted by the board, the chair may neither make nor second motions.
- To preside as chairman.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of chair
- Middle English chaiere from Old French from Latin cathedra cathedra
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition