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Definition of "chair" []

  • A piece of furniture consisting of a seat, legs, back, and often arms, designed to accommodate one person. (noun)
  • A seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as that of a bishop. (noun)
  • An office or position of authority, such as a professorship. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • The position of a player in an orchestra. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chair" in a sentence
  • "President of the United States; and Mr* Gregg was requested to take the chair; and The amendment reported by the select com* mittee having been agreed to; the President resumed the chair*"
  • "Now the old fellow is in the barber’s chair text reads _barbar’s chair_] *****"
  • "[ELFIE _leads_ LAURA _over to armchair, places muff, &c., in chair, and sits_ LAURA _down in chair_."