Definitions for chair

Definitions for (noun) chair

Main entry: professorship, chair

Definition: the position of professor

Usage: he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

Main entry: chair

Definition: a seat for one person, with a support for the back

Usage: he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down

Main entry: chair

Definition: a particular seat in an orchestra

Usage: he is second chair violin

Main entry: electric chair, death chair, chair, hot seat

Definition: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person

Usage: the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair

Main entry: president, chair, chairman, chairperson, chairwoman

Definition: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

Usage: address your remarks to the chairperson

Definitions for (verb) chair

Main entry: lead, moderate, chair

Definition: preside over

Usage: John moderated the discussion

Main entry: chair, chairman

Definition: act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

Usage: She chaired the department for many years

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