chaise

noun
\ ˈshāz How to pronounce chaise (audio) , ˈshez \

Definition of chaise

1 : any of various light horse-drawn vehicles: such as
a : a 2-wheeled carriage for one or two persons with a folding top

Examples of chaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two back-to-back custom chaises are the ideal spot for a quick catnap or afternoon read. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "This Media Room Is Perfect for Movie Nights," 14 Oct. 2019 When a crowd gathers, dining chairs or chaise ottomans can be moved over for extra seating, and a console table serves as a convenient surface for drinks and snacks. Emily Young, Los Angeles Times, "A Santa Monica backyard is remade for outdoor entertaining," 22 Aug. 2019 All Things Cushioned To create a timeless look, Berry used blue-and-white fabrics for pillow-like surfaces all over the room: The headboard, chaise, and even the walls are upholstered. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "The Kids' Rooms That Spark Children's Creativity," 14 Oct. 2019 On the High Line, cool your ankles in the water spouts at the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck, then dry off on a wooden chaise. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "You saved 15 minutes on Amtrak’s new nonstop service to NYC. Now what?," 14 Aug. 2019 Near the entrance to the beach there’s a bar and café called Rum Bum Beach Bar that also offers beach rentals—umbrellas, chaises, snorkeling gear, boogie boards—as well as, of course, rum swizzles and dark ’n stormies, Bermuda’s two primary exports. Katherine Cusumano, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Beaches in Bermuda," 29 May 2019 From stackable beds with two mattresses—for those of us who always have friends staying over—to chaises with a side table and a lamp for those who like to do a little late night reading. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "This Ikea Bed is Made is For Teeny Apartments," 5 June 2019 Assume your best movie-star pose, and savor the book on your velvet chaise, leveling its pages with your sauciest gaze. Angela Haupt, Washington Post, "The stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age were avid readers. There are pictures to prove it.," 12 Sep. 2019 Lisa’s Tea Treasures This South Bay favorite has re-opened in a new Campbell location with crisp white linens, china tea cups and Victorian-style chaise sofas. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Downton Abbey: Afternoon tea? Here are 5 traditional Bay Area spots," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of chaise

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chaise

French, chair, chaise, alteration of Old French chaiere chair

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The first known use of chaise was in 1701

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21 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Chaise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaise. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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