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Definition of "chairman" []

  • The presiding officer of an assembly, meeting, committee, or board. (noun)
  • The administrative head of a department of instruction, as at a college. See Usage Notes at man, person. (noun)
  • To act as chairman of. (verb-transitive)

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 "chairman" in a sentence
  • "Earlier in October, McKelvy resigned as chief executive officer, though he retained his director's seat and was given the title chairman emeritus."
  • "Burch will assume the title chairman of the firm's board, but will effectively take over the all senior partner responsibilities."
  • "The reunion marks a happier chapter for the pop star and her label chairman, who"