What is chair?

  • (verb): Preside over.
    Synonyms: moderate, lead
    See also — Additional definitions below

Chair

A chair is 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.

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Gebrüder Thonet
... steam bending was long established for pieces such as the Windsor chair, these older pieces had used the bending of a raw billet that would then be shaped to size afterwards. 14 chair, the iconic chair of Parisian cafes ...
Chair - In Language
... If you nearly fell off your chair, it was because you were very surprised ... An orchestra awards a musician a chair or seat based on ability ... The best player in a particular section will receive "first chair," or the "principal seat." It is also common for this position to be known as 'first stand ...
George Brecht - New York Avant-garde - Other Works
... Chairs feature in a lot of these works the earliest was Three Chair Events exhibited at the Martha Jackson Gallery, NY, 1961 ... Three Chair Events • Sitting on a black chair ... • Yellow Chair ...
Alumni - Notable Former Labour Students Officers Include:
... John Mann (Chair 1983 and 1984) - MP for Bassetlaw ... Sarah Boyack (Chair 1985) - MSP for the Lothian Region ... Ben Lucas (Chair 1986) - Former special adviser to Jack Straw ...
No. 14 Chair
14 chair is the most famous chair made by the Thonet chair company ... Also known as the bistro chair, it was designed by Michael Thonet and introduced in 1859 ... design, it became one of the best-selling chairs ever made ...

More definitions of "chair":

  • (noun): A seat for one person, with a support for the back.
    Example: "He put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
  • (verb): Act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university.
    Synonyms: chairman
  • (noun): An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair.
    Example: "The murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
    Synonyms: electric chair, death chair, hot seat
  • (noun): The position of professor.
    Example: "He was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
    Synonyms: professorship

Famous quotes containing the word chair:

    Genghis Khan, in his usual jodhpurs accessorized with whip, straddled a canvas chair and gloated upon the fairyland he had built. Journalists, photographers, secretaries, sycophants, script girls, and set dressers milled and stirred around him, activity ... irresistibly reminiscent of the movement of maggots upon rotting meat.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    I like that every chair should be a throne, and hold a king.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Come leave the loathed stage,
    And the more loathsome age,
    Where pride and impudence in faction knit
    Usurp the chair of wit:
    Indicting and arraigning every day,
    Something they call a play.
    Let their fastidious, vain
    Commission of the brain,
    Run on and rage, sweat, censure, and condemn:
    They were not made for thee, less thou for them.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)