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
Synonyms: professorship

"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

Related terms: position
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
Synonyms: moderate lead

"John moderated the discussion"

Related terms: discuss lead
5. [ verb ] act as president
Synonyms: preside

"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
Synonyms: chairman

"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"

Related terms: instrument_of_execution
Similar spelling:   choir