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Definition 1: the position of professor - [noun denoting act]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

Synonyms for chair in the sense of this definition

(chair is a kind of ...) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Definition 2: a seat for one person, with a support for the back - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(chair is a kind of ...) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

(... is a kind of chair ) chair with a support on each side for arms

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair with an arm that has been widened for writing

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair that swivels on its base

(... is a kind of chair ) a straight-backed chair without arms

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair mounted on rockers

(... is a kind of chair ) chair left outside for use on a lawn or in a garden

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair with a ladder-back

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair that can be folded flat for storage

(... is a kind of chair ) a fixed chair from which a saltwater angler can fight a hooked fish

(... is a kind of chair ) a chair designed by Charles Eames; originally made of molded plywood; seat and back shaped to fit the human body

(... is a kind of chair ) a long chair; for reclining

(... is a kind of chair ) a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person

(... is a kind of chair ) a large fixed adjustable chair in which barbers seat their customers

(... is a kind of chair ) a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant

(chair is a part of ...) one of the supports for a piece of furniture

(chair is a part of ...) a support that you can lean against while sitting

"the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

Definition 3: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair

Synonyms for chair in the sense of this definition

(chair is a kind of ...) an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person

Definition 4: a particular seat in an orchestra - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is second chair violin

(chair is a kind of ...) any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)

"he dusted off the seat before sitting down"

Definition 5: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization - [noun denoting person]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • address your remarks to the chairperson

Synonyms for chair in the sense of this definition

(chair is a kind of ...) the leader of a group meeting

(... is a kind of chair ) the chairman of the Kashag and essentially head of the Tibetan government-in-exile

(... is a kind of chair ) one ranking below or serving in the place of a chairman

Definition 6: preside over - [verb of communication]

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John moderated the discussion

Synonyms for chair in the sense of this definition

(chair is a kind of ...) speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

"We discussed our household budget"

Samples where chair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She chaired the department for many years

Synonyms for chair in the sense of this definition

(chair is a kind of ...) be in charge of

"Who is heading this project?"

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