a seat for one person, with a support for the back
"he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
professorship, chair (noun)
the position of professor
"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson (noun)
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
"address your remarks to the chairperson"
electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat (noun)
an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
"the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
a particular seat in an orchestra
"he is second chair violin"
chair, chairman (verb)
act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
"She chaired the department for many years"
moderate, chair, lead (verb)
"John moderated the discussion"
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.
The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
The electric chair.
A professorship at a university
To act as chairperson.
To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory
A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs are most often supported by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or could have a different shape. A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair and with folding action and inclining footrest, a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or, in an airplane, airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle and bicycle saddle, and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair and when hung from above, a swing. A chair for more than one person is a couch, sofa, settee, or "loveseat"; or a bench. A separate footrest for a chair is known as an ottoman, hassock or pouffe.