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Definitions of chair

  1. To place in a chair. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To carry one publicly in triumph. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A movable single seat with a back. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A movable seat with a back, for one person; a professorship; as, the chair of modern languages; the presiding officer of an assembly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A movable seat with a back; position or office; a chairman. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A movable seat with four legs and a back; a seat of office, as of a moderator; a chairman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Railroad. An iron block for holding rails in place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A sedan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A movable seat with a back for one person; a seat of authority or office; an office; a professorship; a chairman; a sedan chair; a small carriage on wheels; an iron socket which supports and secures the rails of a railroad. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for chair

  1. " Come out, mother, dear, and sit in father's chair – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  2. Miss Pendexter had moved her chair before the table in order to be out of the way of the sun. – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett
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