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chairman

noun chair·man \ -mən \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of chairman

plural chairmen
1 a : the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or event
b : the administrative officer of a department of instruction (as in a college)
2 : a carrier of a sedan chair

chairmanship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of chairman in a Sentence

  1. the chairman of the airline company

  2. the chairman called the meeting to order

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First Known Use of chairman

1592

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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chairman

verb

Definition of chairman

chairmaned or chairmanned; chairmaning or chairmanning
: chair 3

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First Known Use of chairman

1888

in the meaning defined above

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CHAIRMAN Defined for English Language Learners

chairman

Definition of chairman for English Language Learners

  • : the person (especially a man) who is in charge of a meeting, committee, or event

  • : the person who is in charge of a company or organization


CHAIRMAN Defined for Kids

chairman

noun chair·man \ ˈcher-mən \

Definition of chairman for Students

plural chairmen \-mən\
1 : chair 2
2 : a person who is in charge of a company

chairmanship

\-ˌship\ noun


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