Definitions of chair

  1. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; " She chaired the department for many years"
  2. the position of professor; " he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
  3. a seat for one person, with a support for the back; " he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
  4. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair; " the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
  5. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; " address your remarks to the chairperson"
  6. preside over; " John moderated the discussion"
  7. A movable single seat with a back.
  8. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.
  9. The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.
  10. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two- wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.
  11. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.
  12. To place in a chair.
  13. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.
  14. A movable seat with a back, for one person; a professorship; as, the chair of modern languages; the presiding officer of an assembly.
  15. To carry one publicly in triumph.
  16. A movable seat with a back; position or office; a chairman.
  17. A movable seat with four legs and a back; a seat of office, as of a moderator; a chairman.
  18. Railroad. An iron block for holding rails in place.
  19. A sedan.
  20. 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.

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
  3. Mr. Bradley seated himself and pointed to a chair. – Lola by Owen Davis
  4. But nurse never knew how to be very hard upon Olly; so all she did was to set him up on a high chair with a picture- book, where she could see all he was doing. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. Will you take my chair? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  6. Micah stopped writing, and turned in his chair. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  7. I've got to have my chair just this once. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  8. As he sat down on the arm of her chair with a hand upon her shoulder, he was more astonished still, for she quietly made it clear that she expected a good deal from him. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  9. She turned quickly and went back to her chair. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  10. " I stopped over a day in New York," replied the son, finding himself a chair. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. I sat down on a too- low chair and said, Juli, we haven't much time, I've got to be out of the city before dark. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  12. There is a chair on your left. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  13. " Well," murmured Hilda, on the chair. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  14. Pray take this arm- chair." – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. He came in and sat down in a low chair by the window. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  16. Sara came over and stood beside the girl's chair. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. So again I moved my chair. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  18. Lord Maltenby moved a little in his chair. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. I drew a chair to Judith's side. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  20. I saw one chair. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell