easy chair


Definition of easy chair

: a roomy upholstered chair

Examples of easy chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nowak has settled into an easy chair in his cellar each evening and watched nearly all of this week’s convention. Washington Post, "In a battleground Pennsylvania county, convention boosts Democrats’ hopes for a Biden win," 20 Aug. 2020 But however hard, opinions can be made from an easy chair. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The Chicago Botanic Garden, a good chair and a poem called ‘Hope’: 9 things to like right now," 28 Aug. 2020 Reid is a partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and has a Pennsylvania Avenue office with four monitors, a windowsill full of orchids, a Le Courbusier leather chaise longue and an Eames easy chair. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "‘So, what do you do?’ What, indeed. With office life dormant, white-collar Washington is adrift.," 19 Aug. 2020 This cozy throw features a subtle animal print design in two color choices that makes the perfect accessory for the back of any couch or easy chair. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "Best home decor additions for less than $100," 12 Aug. 2020 We kids sprawled on the carpet as Mom, Granddad (Ruth’s brother-in-law), and Ruth took to the easy chairs. Sue Wunder, The Christian Science Monitor, "Aunt Ruth’s photo philosophy," 22 Apr. 2020 Hany Metwally sat at home for four days with chest pains, too tired to move from his easy chair. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "A shelter-in-place side effect: Bay Area people are afraid to go to the hospital," 23 Apr. 2020 Biden can be Not Trump from the comfort of his easy chair — why should the gentleman from Delaware exert himself unnecessarily? Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Disappearing Act," 1 Apr. 2020 But Jentz keeps the editorializing to a minimum, and her soapbox is, for the most part, more of an easy chair. Tina Jordan, New York Times, "Love ‘Tiger King’? You’ll Love These Books, Too," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of easy chair

1621, in the meaning defined above

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“Easy chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20chair. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of easy chair

: a chair that is large, soft, and very comfortable

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