\ˈshāz, 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

b : post chaise

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This one boasts an enclosed lounge with a fireplace, bar and kitchenette, surrounded by outdoor chaises, grills and cabanas with TVs. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Big Units and Big Prices in New Upper West Side Rental," 1 June 2018 The gorgeous Christopher Knight chaise pictured above is on sale for $193. Emily Heller, Curbed, "All the best Memorial Day 2018 home goods sales to shop this week," 22 May 2018 In the opposite corner, the 1980s chaise is by Vladimir Kagan, the turquoise-and-brass tables are by Kam Tin, the 1960s floor lamp is Italian, and the pastel on paper is by Alexey Kamensky. As Told To Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This London Pied-à-Terre Bans Dreariness with Midcentury Glam and Japanese Antiques," 25 Apr. 2018 The emerald chaise, reports the Huffington Post, is the same piece Diana sat on holding Harry in the portraits taken at his christening. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Way Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana in Their Wedding Photos," 24 May 2018 That's why there are flexible seating arrangements in the living room, which is divided into two groupings separated by a chaise. Barbara King, House Beautiful, "Jamie Drake on Creating the 2013 Designer Visions Apartment," 8 Nov. 2013 In the photo, taken by Alexi Lubormirski (who reportedly had to bribe the ten children with candy to get the shot), Meghan is seated on the ground in front of Harry, who is seated on a green velvet chaise. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Way Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana in Their Wedding Photos," 24 May 2018 But out there under the tent, on her chaise, sun bright and the bay sparkling, wearing the tail and her magnificent fin, talking to children, the illusion is complete. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018 The startup has also added an ottoman and chaise to its lineup since launching. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "7 stellar sofas under $1,500 you can buy online," 30 Apr. 2018

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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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