|1.||[ noun ] a seat for one person, with a support for the back|
"he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
|Related terms:||seat armchair swivel_chair folding_chair wheelchair chaise_longue throne tablet-armed_chair ladder-back lawn_chair fighting_chair rocking_chair eames_chair straight_chair highchair barber_chair leg back|
|2.||[ noun ] (work) the position of professor|
"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
|3.||[ noun ] the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization|
|Synonyms:||chairman president chairperson chairwoman|
"address your remarks to the chairperson"
|Related terms:||presiding_officer vice_chairman kalon_tripa preside|
|4.||[ verb ] preside over|
"John moderated the discussion"
|Related terms:||discuss lead|
|5.||[ verb ] act as president|
"preside over companies and corporations"
|Related terms:||control president president President_of_the_United_States President_of_the_United_States meet|
|6.||[ verb ] act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university|
"She chaired the department for many years"
|Related terms:||head president|
|7.||[ noun ] an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair|
|Synonyms:||electric_chair hot_seat death_chair|
"the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"