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English noun: chair

1. chair (artifact) a seat for one person, with a support for the back


SamplesHe put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down.


Broader (hypernym)seat


Narrower (hyponym)armchair, barber chair, chair of state, chaise, chaise longue, daybed, Eames chair, feeding chair, fighting chair, folding chair, garden chair, highchair, ladder-back, ladder-back chair, lawn chair, rocker, rocking chair, side chair, straight chair, swivel chair, tablet-armed chair, wheelchair


Part holonymback, backrest, leg

2. chair (act) the position of professor


SamplesHe was awarded an endowed chair in economics.


Synonymsprofessorship


Broader (hypernym)berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

3. chair (person) the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization


SamplesAddress your remarks to the chairperson.


Synonymschairman, chairperson, chairwoman, president


Broader (hypernym)presiding officer


Narrower (hyponym)Kalon Tripa, vice chairman

4. chair (artifact) an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person


SamplesThe murderer was sentenced to die in the chair.


Synonymsdeath chair, electric chair, hot seat


Broader (hypernym)instrument of execution

5. chair (artifact) a particular seat in an orchestra


SamplesHe is second chair violin.


Broader (hypernym)seat


English verb: chair

1. chair (social) act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university


SamplesShe chaired the department for many years.


Synonymschairman


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)head, lead

2. chair (communication) preside over


SamplesJohn moderated the discussion.


ExamplesSam and Sue chair


Synonymslead, moderate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over









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