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chair

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noun \ˈcher\

Simple Definition of chair

  • : a seat for one person that has a back and usually four legs

  • : the person who is the leader of a department at a college or university

  • : the person who is the leader of a meeting, organization, committee, or event

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chair

  1. 1 a :  a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person b :  electric chair —used with the

  2. 2 a :  an official seat or a seat of authority, state, or dignity b :  an office or position of authority or dignity c :  professorship <holds a university chair> d :  chairman 1

  3. 3 :  a sedan chair

  4. 4 :  a position of employment usually of one occupying a chair or desk; specifically :  the position of a player in an orchestra or band

  5. 5 :  any of various devices that hold up or support

Examples of chair in a sentence

  1. a chair by the window

  2. We'll need a table and four chairs for the dining room.

  3. He is now chair of the English department.

  4. She's chair of the school board this year.

  5. Address any questions to the committee chair.

  6. a murderer who was sentenced to the chair



Origin and Etymology of chair

Middle English chaiere, from Anglo-French, from Latin cathedra, from Greek kathedra, from kata- cata- + hedra seat — more at sit


First Known Use: 13th century

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chair

verb

Simple Definition of chair

  • : to be in charge of a meeting, organization, committee, or event : to be the chairperson of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chair

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to install in office

  3. 2 chiefly British :  to carry on the shoulders in acclaim <we chaired you through the market place — A. E. Housman>

  4. 3 :  to preside as chairman of

Examples of chair in a sentence

  1. He's been chosen to chair the task force on school violence.



1552

First Known Use of chair

1552



CHAIR Defined for Kids

chair

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noun \ˈcher\

Definition of chair for Students

  1. 1 :  a seat for one person usually having a back and four legs

  2. 2 :  a person who leads a meeting, group, or event





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