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chair Explained

chair at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chair at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, from O.Fr. chaire, from L. cathedra "seat" (see cathedral). Figurative sense of "authority" was in M.E., of bishops and professors. Meaning "office of a professor" (1816) is extended from the seat from which a professor lectures (c.1449). Meaning "seat of a person presiding at meeting" is from 1647. Chairman is first attested 1654; chairwoman 1699; chairperson 1971. ///

chair at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: chaiere, from Latin cathedra, from Greek, from kata- ( CATACLYSM) + hedra 'seat']//
1 [C] a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, which has a back, a seat, and four legs: --a table and chairs// in/on a chair// --He was sitting in a chair.// --He sank back into his chair.// kitchen chair/garden chair etc //
2 [singular] the position of being in charge of a meeting or committee, or the person who is in charge of it: --Address your questions to the chair, please.// be in the chair// --Who will be in the chair at tomorrow's meeting?// chair of// --He was nominated as chair of the board of governors.//
3 [C] the position of being a university professor: chair of// --a new Chair of Medicine//
4 the chair: AmE informal the electric chair//
chair 2 v [T] to be the chairperson of a meeting or committee// --The commission of inquiry was chaired by a well-known judge.//

chair at French => English Of Explained:


chair at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Seat, usually with four legs and a back, intended for one person. It is one of the most ancient forms of furniture, dating to the 3rd Egyptian dynasty (c.2650-2575 BC). Various styles were developed throughout Europe. In the 16th cent., many chairs began to be covered with upholstery over padding and decorated with elaborate wood carving. U.S. chairs adapted versions of English styles from the late 17th cent.

chair at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

172 Moby Thesaurus words for "chair":
Eames chair, Hitchcock chair, TV chair, administer, administrate,
anoint, armchair, armless chair, authority, ax, back seat,
banquette, bar stool, barber chair, barrel chair, basket chair,
batwing chair, be master, bed chair, beheading, bench,
bicycle seat, block, boudoir chair, bow-back chair, bucket seat,
burning, camp chair, campaign chair, capital punishment, captain,
chair of English, chairman, club chair, club lounge chair,
comb-back chair, command, contour chair, convener, cricket,
cricket chair, cross, crown, crucifixion, curule chair, dais,
death chair, death chamber, decapitation, decollation,
defenestration, dining chair, direct, directorship, discipline,
draft chair, drop, easy chair, elbowchair, electric chair,
electrocution, enthrone, execution, fan-back chair, fauteuil,
fellowship, fender stool, folding chair, foldstool, form,
fusillade, gallows, gallows-tree, garden chair, garrote,
gas chamber, gassing, gibbet, govern, guillotine, halter, hanging,
hassock, head, helm, hemlock, hemp, hempen collar, high chair,
horse, hot seat, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest,
judicial murder, ladder-back chair, lapidation, lead, leader,
lethal chamber, maiden, manage, milking stool, moderate, moderator,
necktie party, noose, occupy the chair, officer, officiate,
ottoman, oversee, overstuffed chair, pew, place, place in office,
platform rocker, poisoning, position, preceptorship, preside,
preside over, presiding officer, professorate, professorhood,
professoriate, professorship, put in, readership, regulate, rocker,
rocking chair, rope, run, saddle, scaffold, schoolmastery, seat,
seat of power, seat of state, sedan chair, settle, shooting,
speaker, stake, stand over, step stool, stoning, stool, strangling,
strangulation, supervise, swing, taboret, teachership, the ax,
the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine,
the hot seat, the rope, throne, tree, tutelage, tutorage,
tutorship, wield authority, woolsack

chair at French => English Of Explained:


chair at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 [C] a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back, a seat and four legs:
a table and chairs * Sit on your chair! * an old man asleep in a chair (= an armchair) * dining / kitchen chairs

2 (the chair) [sing.] the position of being in charge of a meeting or committee; the person who holds this position:
She takes the chair in all our meetings. * Who is in the chair today? * He was elected chair of the city council. * All remarks should be addressed to the chair.

3 [C] the position of being in charge of a department in a university:
He holds the chair of philosophy at Oxford.
4 (the chair) [sing.] (AmE, informal) = THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
verb [VN] to act as the CHAIRPERSON of a meeting, discussion, etc:
Who's chairing the meeting?

Chair at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chair \Chair\, v. t. [imp. & p. pr. {Chaired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To place in a chair.

2. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph. [Eng.]

Chair \Chair\, n. [OE. chaiere, chaere, OF. chaiere, chaere, F.
chaire pulpit, fr. L. cathedra chair, armchair, a teacher's
or professor's chair, Gr. ? down + ? seat, ? to sit, akin to
E. sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Cathedral}, {chaise}.]
1. A movable single seat with a back.

2. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but
esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.

The chair of a philosophical school. --Whewell.

A chair of philology. --M. Arnold.

3. The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to
address the chair.

4. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles,
or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.

Think what an equipage thou hast in air, And view
with scorn two pages and a chair. --Pope.

5. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and
secure them to the sleepers.

{Chair days}, days of repose and age.

{To put into the chair}, to elect as president, or as
chairman of a meeting. --Macaulay.

{To take the chair}, to assume the position of president, or
of chairman of a meeting.

chair at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put
his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
2: the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair
in economics" [syn: {professorship}]
3: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
"address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: {president},
{chairman}, {chairwoman}, {chairperson}]
4: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a
chair; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
[syn: {electric chair}, {death chair}, {hot seat}]

v 1: act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a
university; "She chaired the department for many years"
[syn: {chairman}]
2: preside over; "John moderated the discussion" [syn: {moderate},

chair at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=chair


Inter: wikipedia » chair|chair (furniture)
Category: Image - :Chair.png|thumb|right|A chair (item of furniture).
From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » chaire|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » cathedra|cathēdra|seat|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » καθέδρα||tr=kathedra|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » κατά||down|tr=kata|lang=grc|sc=polytonic + Inter: term » ἕδρα||seat|tr=hedra|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /tʃɛə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tSE@(r)/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /tʃɛəɹ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tSE@r/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-chair.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-chair.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛə(ɹ)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
    1. : All I need to weather a snowstorm is hot coffee, a warm fire, a good book and a comfortable chair.
    2. Chairperson.
    3. Inter: quote-book »

    |date=March 23
    |author=Thomas Burton
    |passage=The Chair behaves himself like a Busby amongst so many school-boys..and takes a little too much on him.
    1. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=September 5
    |work=The Times
    |passage=It can hardly be conceived that the Chair would fail to gain the support of the House.
    1. : Under the rules of order adopted by the board, the chair may neither make nor second motions.
    2. Inter: musi » c The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
    3. : My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops.
    4. Inter: rail transpor » t Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
    5. Inter: chemistr » y One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
    6. Inter: slang » with the The electric chair.
    7. : He killed a cop: hes going to get the chair.''
    8. : The court will show no mercy; if he gets convicted, it's the chair for him.
    9. A professorship at a university

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from "chair"

  • birthing chair
  • chairman
  • chairperson
  • armchair
  • deck chair

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • easy chair
    • first chair
    • give someone the chair
    • high chair
    • musical chairs

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • rocking chair
  • tub chair
  • wheelchair
  • wing chair

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » furniture
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|stoel
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|karrige|f
    • Amharic: Inter: t- » am|ወንበር|tr=wänbär|sc=Ethi
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كرسي|m|alt=كُرْسيّ|tr=kursī, Inter: t+ » ar|مقعد|m|alt=مَقْعَد|tr=maqʿad
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|كرسي|m|tr=kursii|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|աթոռ|tr=at’oṙ
    • Aromanian: Inter: t+ » rup|scamnu
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|stul
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|katedra, Inter: t+ » eu|aulki
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|стул|m|tr=stul|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|крэсла|n|tr=krésla|sc=Cyrl
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|চেয়ার|tr=ceyar|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|আসন|tr=asôn|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|কেদারা|tr=kedara|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|kador|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стол|m|tr=stol
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ထိုင်ခုံ|tr=htain goun|sc=Mymr
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cadira|f
    • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|lingkoranan
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|椅子|tr=yǐzi|sc=Hani
    • : Min Nan: Inter: t+ » nan|椅仔|tr=í-á|sc=Hans
    • Coptic: Inter: tø » cop|ⲧⲟⲧⲥ|m|tr=tots
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|židle|f
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|catraida|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|stol|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stoel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|zetel|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|seĝo
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|tool
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuoli
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaise|f, Inter: t+ » fr|fauteuil|m
    • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|čhadree|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|cadeira|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სკამი|tr=skami|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stuhl|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|καρέκλα|f (karékla)
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|כיסא|m|tr=kise'|sc=Hebr
    • Hiligaynon: siya
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कुरसी|f|tr=kursī
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szék
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|stóll
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|stulo
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kursi
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|cathaoir|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|sedia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|椅子|tr=いす, isu, Inter: t+ » ja|ソファ|tr=sofa (as part of a sofa set)
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|tchaîse|f, Inter: qualifier » Saint Ouen Inter: tø » roa-jer|tchaîthe|f
    • Kamba: Inter: tø » kam|kibila
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|орындық|tr=orındıq|sc=Cyrl
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|កៅអី|tr=kav ’əy|sc=Khmr
    • Kikuyu: Inter: tø » ki|gete
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|의자|tr=uija|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|椅子|sc=Hani)
    • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|орундук|tr=orunduk|sc=Cyrl
    • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ຕັ່ງ|tr=tang|sc=Laoo
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|krāslys

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|sella|f, Inter: t- » la|cathedra|f, Inter: t- » la|solium|n
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|krēsls|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|kėdė|f
  • Luhya: Inter: tø » luy|endebe
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Stull|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|стол|m|tr=stol, Inter: t- » mk|столица|f|tr=stólica
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|kerusi
  • Maltese: Inter: t+ » mt|siġġu|m
  • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|сандал|tr=sandal|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mn|суудал|tr=suudal|sc=Cyrl
  • Nahuatl: Inter: t- » nah|ikpali
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|stol|m
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|stol|m
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|cadièra|f
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|صندلی|tr=sandali
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|krzesło|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cadeira|f, Inter: t+ » pt|assento
  • Romani: Inter: tø » rom|skamin|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|scaun|n, Inter: t- » ro|scaune|n|p
  • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|sutga|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стул|m|tr=stul
  • Samoan: Inter: t- » sm|nofoa
  • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|cadira|f, Inter: t- » sc|carida|f, Inter: t- » sc|cadrea|f, Inter: t- » sc|catrea|f
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cathair|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|столац|m, Inter: t- » sh|столица|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|stolac|m, Inter: t+ » sh|stolica|f
  • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|seggia|f
  • Sinhalese: Inter: t+ » si|පුටුව|tr=pūṭūva|sc=Sinh
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|stolička|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|stol|m
  • Sotho: Inter: t+ » st|setulo
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|silla|f, Inter: t+ » es|asiento
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kiti
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stol|c
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|silya
  • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|курси|tr=kursi|sc=Cyrl
  • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|கதிரை|tr=katirai
  • Tatar: Inter: t+ » tt|урындык|tr=urındıq|sc=Cyrl
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|కుర్చీ (kurchee)
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|เก้าอี้|tr=gâo-êe
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|koltuk, Inter: t+ » tr|iskemle, Inter: t+ » tr|sandalye
  • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|oturgyç
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|стілець|m|tr=stilécʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|крісло|n|tr=kríslo|sc=Cyrl
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|کرسی|f|tr=kursī
  • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|o`rindiq
  • Venetian: Inter: tø » vec|carega
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|ghế
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|jäd
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|cadair|f, Inter: t- » cy|ystôl|f
  • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|שטול|m|tr=shtul|sc=Hebr
  • Zulu: Inter: t+ » zu|isihlalo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » chairperson
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|voorsitter
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|সভাপতি|tr=sôbhapôti|sc=Beng, Inter: t- » bn|সভানেত্রী|tr=sôbhanetri|sc=Beng
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|председател|m|tr=predsedátel
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|主席|tr=zhǔxí|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|puheenjohtaja
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vorsitzender|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πρόεδρος|m|f|tr=próedros
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|יושב ראש|m|tr=yoshév rosh

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cathaoirleach|m
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|priekšsēdētājs|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|претседател|m|tr=pretsédatel, Inter: t- » mk|претседавач|m|tr=pretsédavač
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|leder|m, Inter: t- » no|formann|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|presidente
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|președinte|m, Inter: t- » ro|președinți|m|p, Inter: t+ » ro|președintă|f, Inter: t+ » ro|președinte|f|p
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|председатель|m|tr=predsedátelʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|председательница|f|tr=predsedátelʹnica
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ordförande|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » af: stoel {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » bar: Stui, Sässl
    • Inter: ttbc » ca: cadira {{f}}, seient {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: seĝo (1), prezidanto (2)
    • Inter: ttbc » grc: ΚΑΘΕΔΡΑ {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » he: כיסא (kise') {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » io: stulo
    • Inter: ttbc » id: kursi, tempat duduk

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ia: sede, cathedra
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 의자
  • Inter: ttbc » la: cathedra {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ml: (kasera)
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: scaun {{n}}
  • Inter: ttbc » si: පුටුඹක්
  • Inter: ttbc » es: asiento {{m}}, silla {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sw: kiti

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To act as chairperson.
    1. : Bob will chair tomorrows meeting.''
    2. To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory
    3. 1896, Category: w - :A. E. Houseman|A. E. Houseman, "To An Athlete Dying Young," in A Shropshire Lad,
    4. : The time you won your town the race
    5. : We chaired you through the marketplace.
    6. Inter: Wales » UK To award a chair to the winning poet at a Welsh eisteddfod.
    7. : The poet was chaired at the national Eisteddfod.


      Inter: trans-top » to act as chairperson

  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|চেয়ারপারসন|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|председателствувам
  • Finnish: johtaa puhetta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|présider

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vorsitz|m Inter: t+ » de|führen
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|présider
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|претседава|tr=pretsédava, Inter: t- » mk|води|tr=vódi
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|comandar, Inter: t+ » pt|dirigir

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: rank » perfectly|fixed|leaves|852|chair|date|summer|simply


    * Archi
    Category: Category:English politically correct terms -
    Category: Category:en:Chairs -



    Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » caro|carō|lang=la.


    * Inter: audio » Fr-chair.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /ʃɛʁ/|lang=fr
    • Inter: homophones » lang=fr|chaire|chaires|chairs|cher|chers|chère|chères|cherres


      Inter: fr-noun » f

  • flesh

  • Old French

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » fro|chaier
    • Inter: l » fro|cheoir
    • Inter: l » fro|cheir
    • Inter: l » fro|choir


      Inter: etyl » la|fro Inter: term » cadere|lang=la, present active infinitive of Inter: term » cado|lang=la


      Inter: head » fro|verb

  • to fall


    * French: Inter: l » fr|choir

  • Category: ast:chair -
    Translation: ca » chair
    Translation: cs » chair
    Translation: cy » chair
    Translation: da » chair
    Translation: de » chair
    Translation: dv » chair
    Translation: et » chair
    Translation: el » chair
    Translation: es » chair
    Translation: eo » chair
    Translation: eu » chair
    Translation: fa » chair
    Translation: fr » chair
    Translation: gv » chair
    Translation: gl » chair
    Translation: ko » chair
    Translation: hy » chair
    Translation: io » chair
    Translation: id » chair
    Translation: zu » chair
    Translation: it » chair
    Translation: kn » chair
    Translation: kk » chair
    Translation: sw » chair
    Translation: ku » chair
    Translation: lo » chair
    Translation: lv » chair
    Translation: lt » chair
    Translation: li » chair
    Translation: hu » chair
    Translation: mk » chair
    Translation: mg » chair
    Translation: ml » chair
    Translation: my » chair
    Translation: fj » chair
    Translation: nl » chair
    Translation: ja » chair
    Translation: no » chair
    Translation: oc » chair
    Translation: pl » chair
    Translation: pt » chair
    Translation: ro » chair
    Translation: ru » chair
    Translation: sm » chair
    Category: simple:chair -
    Translation: sr » chair
    Translation: fi » chair
    Translation: sv » chair
    Translation: tl » chair
    Translation: ta » chair
    Translation: te » chair
    Translation: th » chair
    Translation: tr » chair
    Translation: uk » chair
    Translation: vi » chair
    Translation: zh » chair