easy chair


Definition of easy chair

: a roomy upholstered chair

Examples of easy chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Downtown Gallery was a space with home-sized rooms mixed with books, paintings, sculptures, and easy chairs. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Edith Halpert and American Modernism," 14 Dec. 2019 No longer are furniture companies content to offer you staples like a sofa, easy chair and bed. Washington Post, "The latest in pet furniture: pieces that fit a home’s decor," 1 Oct. 2019 No longer are furniture companies content to offer you staples like a sofa, easy chair and bed. Katherine Roth, chicagotribune.com, "The latest in pet furniture: pieces that fit a home’s decor," 1 Oct. 2019 Nooks and crannies, parlors and bays are scattered throughout, each with sofas and easy chairs. Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times, "Quaker twin brothers, a magical New York resort and why it mattered in Redlands," 3 Aug. 2019 An engineer helping to build the reaction control system thrusters used to orient the Apollo spacecraft, Chaffee was relaxing in an easy chair watching television when his telephone rang. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon," 16 July 2019 Every hotel stay results in a celebrity death match for who has to turn the easy chair pillows into a nest bed on the floor. NBC News, "The case for the long weekend, summer road trip," 21 June 2019 Mr Baum settled back in an easy chair in the sunshine, and looked in a supremely happy way at his wife and son. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: L. Frank Baum at Coronado," 16 June 2019 Balancing the grand piano and the guitars held aloft in their stands were an orange velvet couch, a side table with a vase of white callas lilies, and an easy chair half covered in a throw. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Patti Smith Stuns With “Words and Music” at New York’s Minetta Lane Theater," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of easy chair

1621, in the meaning defined above

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30 Dec 2019

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“Easy chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20chair. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of easy chair

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

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