HyperDic: chair

English > 7 senses of the word chair:
NOUNartifactchaira seat for one person, with a support for the back
actchair, professorshipthe position of professor
person chair, president, chairman, chairwoman, chairpersonthe officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
artifactchair, electric chair, death chair, hot seatan instrument of execution by electrocution
artifactchaira particular seat in an orchestra
VERBsocialchair, chairmanact or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
communicationchair, moderate, leadpreside over
chair > pronunciation
Soundscheh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > chair: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA seat for one person, with a support for the back.
Example"he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
Partsback, backrestA support that you can lean against while sitting
legOne of the supports for a piece of furniture
NarrowerEames chairA chair designed by Charles Eames
armchairchair with a support on each side for arms
barber chairA large fixed adjustable chair in which barbers seat their customers
chair of stateA ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person
chaise longue, chaise, daybedA long chair
fighting chairA fixed chair from which a saltwater angler can fight a hooked fish
folding chairA chair that can be folded flat for storage
highchair, feeding chairA chair for feeding a very young child
ladder-back, ladder-back chairA chair with a ladder-back
lawn chair, garden chairchair left outside for use on a lawn or in a garden
rocking chair, rockerA chair mounted on rockers
straight chair, side chairA straight-backed chair without arms
swivel chairA chair that swivels on its base
tablet-armed chairA chair with an arm that has been widened for writing
wheelchairA movable chair mounted on large wheels
Broaderseatfurniture that is designed for sitting on
Spanishsilla
Catalancadira, seient
English > chair: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe position of professor.
Example"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
Synonymprofessorship
Broaderposition, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization
Spanishcátedra
Catalancàtedra
English > chair: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe officer who presides at the meetings of an organization.
Example"address your remarks to the chairperson"
Synonymspresident, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson
NarrowerKalon TripaThe chairman of the Kashag and essentially head of the Tibetan government-in-exile
vice chairmanOne ranking below or serving in the place of a chairman
Broaderpresiding officerThe leader of a group meeting
Spanishmoderador, presidenta, presidente
Catalanmoderadora, moderador, presidenta, president
Verbschairpreside over
chairact or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
English > chair: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person.
Example"the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
Synonymselectric chair, death chair, hot seat
Broaderinstrument of executionAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Spanishsilla eléctrica, silla mortal, silla
Catalancadira elèctrica
English > chair: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA particular seat in an orchestra.
Example"he is second chair violin"
BroaderseatAny support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
English > chair: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningact or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She chaired the department for many years"
Synonymchairman
Broaderhead, leadBe in charge of
Spanishdirigir, gobernar, presidente, presidir
Nounschairthe officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
English > chair: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningpreside over.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue chair
Synonymsmoderate, lead
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishdirigir, moderar
Nounschairthe officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

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