[tʃeə] or [tʃɛr]


(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'.

(noun.) a particular seat in an orchestra; 'he is second chair violin'.

(verb.) act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; 'She chaired the department for many years'.

Typist: Wanda--From WordNet


(n.) A movable single seat with a back.

(n.) An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.

(n.) The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.

(n.) A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.

(n.) An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.

(v. t.) To place in a chair.

(v. t.) To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.

Typed by Elvin

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Movable seat.[2]. Seat of justice, seat of authority.[3]. Chairman, presiding officer.[4]. Professorship.

Editor: Sallust


n. a movable seat for one with a back to it: a covered vehicle for one person as a sedan-chair: the seat or office of one in authority as a judge a bishop or the person presiding over any meeting—hence 'to take the chair' = to assume the place of president; 'to address the chair' = to direct one's speech to the chairman; 'to support the chair' = to uphold the authority of the chairman—often when endangered in a public meeting asserted by cries of 'Chair!': the seat from which a professor delivers his lectures the office or function of a professor—'socialists of the chair' = mere doctrinaire or theoretical advocates of socialism: cast-iron supports for rails under the permanent way in a railway held by wooden wedges and spiked on to transverse wooden sleepers.—v.t. to place in a seat of authority: to carry publicly in triumph.—n. Chair′-bed a kind of chair capable of being turned into a bed.— Chair′-days (Shak.) used figuratively to denote the evening of life.—ns. Chair′man the man who takes the chair or presides at an assembly or meeting: one who carries a sedan or Bath chair; Chair′manship; Chair′-or′gan a corruption of choir-organ (q.v.); Chair′woman.

Typist: Sophie

Unserious Contents or Definition

To see a chair in your dream, denotes failure to meet some obligation. If you are not careful you will also vacate your most profitable places. To see a friend sitting on a chair and remaining motionless, signifies news of his death or illness.

Typed by Bernadine

Unserious Contents or Definition

Four-legged aid to the injured.

Edited by Joanne


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