Chair (noun)

  1. A piece of furniture with a back, designed to seat one person.
  2. A seat of authority or office.
  3. The person who presides over a meeting or organization.


Middle english, from old french chaiere, from latin cathedra, from greek kathedra seat, from kata down + hedra seat.


  1. She sat down in a comfortable chair.
  2. The chairman of the board made an announcement.
  3. He will serve as the chair of the committee.
  4. The chairs were arranged in a circle.
  5. The chair of the department will be stepping down at the end of the semester.
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