Associations to the word «Chair»


CHAIR, noun. 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.
CHAIR, noun. Chairperson.
CHAIR, noun. (music) The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
CHAIR, noun. (rail transport) Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
CHAIR, noun. (chemistry) One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
CHAIR, noun. (slang) (with the) The electric chair.
CHAIR, noun. A distinguished professorship at a university.
CHAIR, noun. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.
CHAIR, noun. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse; a gig.
CHAIR, verb. To act as chairperson.
CHAIR, verb. To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory
CHAIR, verb. (Wales) (UK) To award a chair to the winning poet at a Welsh eisteddfod.
CHAIR CONFORMATION, noun. (chemistry) the most stable chemical conformation of a six-membered single bonded carbon ring such cyclohexane
CHAIR DAYS, noun. Days of repose and old age.
CHAIR LIFT, noun. Alternative form of chairlift
CHAIR MAT, noun. A sheet of durable smooth material that is placed on a floor space occupied by a chair typically equipped with casters to prevent undue wear.
CHAIR MATS, noun. Plural of chair mat
CHAIR PLUG, noun. (informal) A person who habitually attends meetings, but makes no active contribution to them
CHAIR RAIL, noun. (finish carpentry) (interior decorating) A molding, traditionally of wood, intended to prevent chairs from contacting the painted plaster of a wall.

Dictionary definition

CHAIR, noun. A seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down".
CHAIR, noun. The position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics".
CHAIR, noun. The officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson".
CHAIR, noun. An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair".
CHAIR, noun. A particular seat in an orchestra; "he is second chair violin".
CHAIR, verb. Act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years".
CHAIR, verb. Preside over; "John moderated the discussion".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway