Meaning of 'chair'

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Meaning of ‘chair’

7 definitions found.



the position of professor

Example: "I was awarded an endowed chair in economics."

Synonyms: professorship


a seat for one person, with a support for the back

Example: "They put their coat over the back of the chair and sat down."


a particular seat in an orchestra

Example: "They are second chair violin."


an instrument of execution by electrocution

Synonyms: hot seat electric chair death chair


the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

Example: "address your remarks to the chairperson"

Synonyms: president chairman chairwoman chairperson


to preside over

Example: "I volunteered to chair the committee."

Synonyms: moderate lead


to act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

Example: "I chaired the department for many years."

Synonyms: chairman

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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