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Chair

Chair appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Won’t rope rip a chair apart, lustier owl I’ve drooped on at a node?… Poor devil wore its ultra-pariah cap!" I report now.
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Usage statistics for the noun chair:

conversational speech56%task-oriented speech44% imaginative writing84.01%informational writing15.99%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chair:

chairwomanprofessorshipchairpersonchairchairmanpresident
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Chair is sometimes a misspelling of cheer.

The word chair is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun chair

What does chair mean as a name of something?

Chair is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: chairs

  1. a seat for one person, with a support for the back
  2. the position of professor
  3. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
  4. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
  5. a particular seat in an orchestra
    • example: he is second chair violin
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: seat = any support where you can sit

Alternative definition of the noun chair

noun

  1. 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.
  2. See Chairperson.
  3. [music] The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
  4. [rail transport] Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
  5. [chemistry] One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
  6. [slang, with the] The electric chair.

Specialised definition of the noun chair

Glossary of sports / tennis

the umpire's seat and, by extension, the umpire, as in "The chair ruled that the shot was out."

Definition of the verb chair

What does chair mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chaired | chairing | chairs

  1. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
    • example: She chaired the department for many years
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of chair: chairman
    • more generic words: head / lead = be in charge of
  2. preside over
    • example: Sam and Sue chair
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of chair: lead / moderate
    • more generic terms: discuss / hash out / talk over = speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail

Alternative definition of the verb chair

verb

  1. To act as chairperson.
  2. To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory

Artworks

  1. "Chair" is a public artwork designed as an advertisement by Bassett Furniture, located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Ave. and V. Street S.E., in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States of America. Chair was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1994. It was once considered the world's largest chair, but has been overtaken by works like Broken Chair in Geneva and the temporary The Writer on Hampstead Heath in London.
    • completed in (56 years ago)
  2. "Chair" is a sculpture (wood) by Nathan Lerner, begun in (68 years ago).
    • media: wood
  3. "Chair" is a sculpture (wood) by Alvar Aalto, begun in (85 years ago).
    • media: wood
  4. "Chair" is an artwork (naugahyde) by John Dickinson, begun in (36 years ago).
    • media: naugahyde
  5. "Chair" is an artwork (chrome-plated tubular steel) by Gilbert Rohde, begun in (75 years ago).
    • media: chrome-plated tubular steel
  6. "Chair" is an artwork (chrome) by Mario Botta, begun in (25 years ago).
    • media: chrome
  7. "Chair" is an artwork (painted wood) by Josef Hoffmann, begun in (105 years ago).
    • media: painted wood
  8. "Chair" is an artwork (leather) by John Dickinson, begun in (36 years ago).
    • media: leather
  9. "Chair" is an artwork by Richard Neutra.
  10. "Chair" is an artwork by Allen Jones.

Music

  1. "Chair" is a musical single of Big Deal.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Chair" is a musical single of GUN DOG.
    • released on (10 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. Chair a.k.a. Chairman: In South Korea, it means a chair of a board of directors of a corporation; it is a representative of a corporation or the position itself. In major South Korean companies, it refers to an executive who is held accountable for affiliates under a group of a corporation. It is ranked higher than a president of a corporation. Its initial meaning is a chair who oversits meetings' affairs.
  2. Chair: 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.
    • also known as Chairs
  3. Chair is an equivalent of an academic department in Poland and Russia, a division of a university or school faculty devoted to a particular academic discipline. Originally, a cathedra is the chair or throne of a bishop, a symbol of the bishop's teaching authority in the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. Chair a.k.a. Chair acrobatics: The use of chairs as props in acrobatic activities falls into three broad categories: balancing, vaulting and contortion.
  5. Chair is a print ad.

Phrases with Chair

Phrases starting with the word Chair:

  1. chair car
  2. Chair Mat
  3. chair lift
  4. Chair Plug
  5. chair rail

Phrases ending with the word Chair:

  1. X-Chair
  2. Co-Chair
  3. Hot Chair
  4. tub chair
  5. bath chair
  6. camp chair
  7. deck chair
  8. easy chair
  9. lawn chair
  10. side chair
  11. wing chair
  12. beach chair
  13. death chair
  14. eames chair
  15. Elbow Chair

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chair

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Google previewStory Proof (2007)

The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story by Kendall Haven

Thus, the concept chair means much more to us than is presented in the dictionary and...

Google previewDoing Qualitative Research (2008)

A Comprehensive Guide by David Silverman, Amir Marvasti

CHAIR AS A COLLEAGUE Finally, your chair is a potential colleague. The most successful...

Your chair is the person whose letters of recommendation are most carefully read by search committees when you apply for a job. A weak letter of ...

Google previewNorthwestern Dental Journal (1908)

Directly in front of the operating chair is a very large window which has two shades, one white and the ...

Google previewOrganization and Aesthetics (1999)

by Antonio Strati

The chair is the paramount artefact for this purpose, and it is therefore designed, constructed and sold to this end.

Google previewNational Community Services Data Dictionary, version 7: 2012

appliances Bowel appliances – colostomy bag, bowel pad Toilet chair, commode , frame, conventional toilet use aids Cooking aids (excl. eating utensils), special iron Other aids for self care CODE 2 Support and mobility aids Callipers, splints ...

Google previewPersonal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management by Barbara Friedberg

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Year 2011–2012 : European Debt Crisis Yellen, Janet, 15th Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board Finance Asset Allocation Banking Bankruptcy Behavioral Finance Bernanke, ...

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Usage statistics about chair

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun chair:

conversational speech56%task-oriented speech44% imaginative writing84.01%informational writing15.99%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chair:

chairwomanprofessorshipchairpersonchairchairmanpresident

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb chair:

moderatechairlead

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Video language resources about Chair

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Quotes about Chair

You give me electric chair. I no afraid of that chair! You're one of capitalists. You is crook man too. Put me in electric chair. I no care! (Giuseppe Zangara)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1I1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHAIR

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