Meaning of CHAIR in English

I. noun


bath chair

beach chair

chair a committee (= be the person in charge of a committee )

Professor Peacock was appointed to chair the committee.

chair a meeting ( also preside over a meeting formal ) (= lead it )

The meeting was chaired by Professor Jones of the University of York.

chair/bed/sofa etc

Is that chair comfortable?

director's chair

easy chair

electric chair

He faces death by the electric chair in a Florida state prison.

lawn chair

musical chairs

Scott is now the finance director, after a long game of musical chairs among top management.

reclining seat/chair

reproduction furniture/chairs etc

a reproduction Louis XIV table

rocking chair

sedan chair

swivel chair

the committee chairman/chair

There will be a new committee chairman next year.

wing chair




A comfortable chair , or maybe a bean-bag for the salon.

A comfortable chair , a rug on the deck, and a favorite picture made it my home.

He saw a child's head peer round the wing of the comfortable chair , the child from last night.

A television set is in the center of comfortable chairs and sofas.

It was a delightful, careless room, untidy and rather deficient in comfortable chairs .

Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair that supports your head.

Adam sat down on the one comfortable chair he possessed and pulled his father's envelope out of his inside pocket.

You see a room containing a number of comfortable chairs .


They moved across to easy chairs .

I sit by Raymond on the footstool of the easy chair he is occupying.

Bedrooms are comfortably furnished, those in the Alte Post a telephone, radio and easy chairs .

There was an oversize easy chair by his desk.

There is a pleasant reception area with easy chairs , which leads into the bar.

Tom Karsten crosses his legs and relaxes even more in a big easy chair .

Rodney was in an easy chair .

On the outside of the square are tables and easy chairs for group work and independent reading.


The judge rejected the recommendation and sentenced Flowers to the electric chair .

The electric chair for those with spelling mistakes.

A world-wide protest movement tried to prevent their execution, but they eventually went to the electric chair in 1927.

Top Florida court OKs electric chair use Tallahassee, Fla.

If two people push together, only the computer knows which one killed the man in the electric chair .

The display does include, however, the electric chair that killed Ruth Snyder in 1927&038;.


Sometimes children must wait for an empty chair at the milk table before they can sit down.

There was a big table and an empty chair beside her.

It was empty apart from a few chairs and a couple of tables.

Two younger women then got up and helped her to an empty folding chair .

As he gazed now at the empty chair , he knew there was no time for doubt.

Seeing an empty chair one day, she walked over and sat down amid bewildered stares from the hot-stove regulars.

Xanthe ambled in in a tousled yawning state and yesterday's clothes and flopped into the empty chair beside Filmer.

The groups obediently broke up as the women scattered to find empty chairs .


Children's playground; playroom; paddling pool; children's section of main pool; cots and high chairs .

The handsome sushi bar is distinct from most; the high chairs put diners face to face with the chefs.

Children's section of swimming pool; children's playground; cots and high chairs available.

A polite young man brought the high chair and crayons for her.

He looked at the child in the high chair .

Stevie banged his spoon on the high chair .

The child sat in the high chair that was kept for them.

He cut our hair on the porch, my brother and I taking turns on the high chair .


They're playing musical chairs over at Sun Microsystems Inc.

Time passed and we played musical chairs , rotating as the numbers called out got closer to the ones we were assigned.

They were playing pass the parcel with the ball and musical chairs with the Oldham defence, who froze like statues.

The band obliged with musical chairs , but after two of the dining room chairs were broken, they left off playing.

The lute also provided the music for the game of musical chairs they played, with cushions laid in a row.

When the money goes away on a trading floor, it feels very like when the music stops in musical chairs .

Since that time Kaunda has operated an unending game of musical chairs between tribal interest groups.

It is like a grown-up game of musical chairs .


He lowered himself into an old leather chair and continued chewing while he waited.

Then he sat in one of the old chairs in the lace-curtained room and crossed one leg carefully over the other.

The old Chorlape chair still operates from the middle station.

Rawlie sat next to him, in an old chair with a back shaped like a shield.

Just plain white walls and stripped floors, and the simplest of old tables and chairs .

If they had, he would not be reclining on an old stuffed chair in the newsroom talking about his business.

Furniture repair How should old chairs be prepared for remaking?

Freeing glued joints I have tried to dismantle an old chair using conventional methods but the glued joints won't budge.


At their most basic, rush and cane seats provided more comfortable seating than the wooden chairs and stools that preceded them.

He sat in the wooden chair before the desk and lit a cigarette.

Those across the way claimed ringside seats on wooden chairs , each sitter shielded by a thick cotton-lace curtain.

There was one white wooden chair in the corner beneath wall cabinets.

I leaned back in the wooden chair and stretched.

Sit down in the chair , Blue, says Black, gesturing with the gun to the wooden desk chair.

She pulled a wooden chair across in front of him and sat sideways on it, leaning on the back, looking at him.



She was kneeling on a kitchen chair , her long hair trailing in the margarine, when she heard the steps.

It could happen right now, sitting on a white kitchen chair in a cool breeze and drinking iced tea.

Maggie sat huddled on a kitchen chair and Phoebe held her hand.

There was an available seat, a metal kitchen chair with its back snapped off.

There was an ironing-board, two kitchen chairs and a couple of broken wooden boxes snaked around the front room.

Meir Ahronson led me into his bedroom, sat down on the edge of the bed, and indicated a kitchen chair .

Dilwyn Bowles's hernia appeared last September after he fell over a kitchen chair .

Minna was sitting on a kitchen chair near the window.


All performances are free, with attendees encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Rob said, rocking back in his philosophic lawn chair .

In the patio, all four of us are draped over lawn chairs reading.

Food and beverages will be available, and lawn chairs or a blanket are recommended for comfortable viewing.

Clean up the lawn chairs and set aside the evenings of April 3 and Sept. 26.

I peek inside the shed and there, stacked like lawn chairs , are three more caribou stiffs.

Bring a lawn chair or beach chair for comfortable seating, and leave the alcoholic beverages at home.

Seating is free for those wishing to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs .


The floor was covered in thick creamy carpet on which stood squat, natural leather chairs .

Sam Fermoyle sank uneasily into the leather chair beside the mahogany desk.

Long black leather chairs invited you to lay back, headphones on, and just jig about to music of your choice.

The big man has been slouching in the leather chair , shouting at the wall, hands cupped.

He lowered himself into an old leather chair and continued chewing while he waited.

There is a large wall-size mirror, plush carpet, a leather chair and warm lighting.

Walking the length of the table, he stopped behind the magnificent leather chair that belonged to the chairman.

Sam looked down at his hands and squirmed, his legs damp against the leather chair .


Goat-mask turned expectantly to the sedan chair , and stretched out a hand.

The worshippers dragged Ace before the sedan chair , throwing her to the ground.

The sedan chair was set down in a space of its own, and the curtains drawn aside.

Bath is a very hilly town, not easy for carriages or sedan chairs .

Our Balinese guide pointed to the decorated litter, a kind of oversized sedan chair , parked on the pavement.


Did they have to sit him in a swivel chair that swung sideways with every movement of his body?

I sat down in my swivel chair and propped my feet up, punching the replay button on the answering machine.

The plastic-covered swivel chair had been torn.

We got drinks from the waitress and sat in our swivel chairs in front of these ma-chines.

She carried the Mayor's swivel chair , put it down over City Hall, and sat in it.

He sat in his swivel chair and prayed as simply as he knew how.

Behind the desk stood a sturdy swivel chair .

On the other side of each desk, the applicant sits in a large, heavily padded, executive-type swivel chair .


She knocked and opened the door and saw Patrick asleep in his wing chair .

He would be reading, and she would be sitting across from him in a wing chair .

One large wing chair in an attractive pale pink fabric blends perfectly with the dual colour scheme.

The big leather wing chair that usually faced the doorway in the library was turned around.

Louella removed her apron and sat on the vanity bench, as they took their accustomed places in the wing chairs .

The two red leather wing chairs were drawn up to the fireplace, facing it.

Barnabas leapt from the sofa and dashed after the biscuit that had skidded under a wing chair .



Rourke went over to her and drew her towards a chair .

Marshall drew up a chair for her.

He drew a chair up to the bed and played one of the poker hands.

He hovered with a nervous half-smile as the waiter drew out Lucy's chair and seated her.

In the funereal chill Vassily drew up a chair and poured us both a drink.

When they reached the cafe, Zeinab drew up a chair beside Hargazy.

Lunch was set on the terrace, as he'd promised, and Luce let him draw out a chair for her.


Holmes is alone, leaning back in his chair , reading a manuscript piled on his desk.

And he leans back against his chair and waits.

He was leaning back in his chair smoking a long, fat cigarette in a stubby black holder.

You want the blues? asked Pryor, leaning back in his chair .

And he was leaning forward on his chair , his hands clasped together.

She was still sitting down, leaning forward in her chair , burning at him with her round eyes.

I lean back in my chair and dab at dribbles of juice with a linen napkin.

Jack leant back in his chair , put his feet on the desk and stared out of the window.


They moved across to easy chairs .

He moved his chair around and sat facing Lee, with his back to the room.

There was hardly room to move for large chairs and cupboards.

Yet if she moved the chair , she saw the spyhole.

She moved the chair and leaned on it with one hand.

I moved toward the chair and touched his coat gently.


Evelyn pulled her chair closer to him.

After she seated herself at our table, other writers came by and, pulling chairs over, sat down.

I pulled a chair away from the table.

He pulled out all their chairs , handed them each an opened menu, then bowed and backed away.

Nevertheless, he pulled out a chair for her.

Pap-pap nodded, pulled out his chair , sat heavily.

Instead, he pulled the chair away and opened the door, gesturing with his gun for Tug to go through it.

He pulled a chair over for me, dumping clothes on the floor unceremoniously.


He pushed his chair back from the table as if trying to escape.

They pushed the chairs back and danced as Alvin watched thoughtfully.

He pushed his chair back and wandered around the room.

At that I push the chair all the way under the table and we give each other these glowing smiles.

He pushed back his chair , kissed his wife, and went back to his duties.

His father pushed back his chair and stood and leaned back against the sink, looking into the middle distance.

She had managed the steps with Coventry's help and she was strolling along, pushing the lightweight chair .

Frank said, pushing his chair back fast.


The slender figure rose from the chair , and flung back its veil.

Margarett turned, smiled at her young man, and rose from the chair .

Emily rose from her chair and Eline knew that the meeting was over.

Not simply because he is so stuffed and drunk that he can't rise up from his chair .

She rose , the chair tipped with the man's weight.

One of these types now rose from her chair and came over to where we were sitting.

We rose , from chair or bed, slowly and stiffly.


She settled him in his chair , and was relieved to see that he seemed to be calming down a little.

Stillman settled slowly into his chair and at last turned his attention to Quinn.

When they came back, Nick settled into his chair and took up his book.

As soon as he settles into his chair , he returns all telephone calls.

With a little sigh, Caroline settled into a chair opposite and put her head back.

The room remained quiet as he settled into his chair , adjusted his robes and pulled the microphone close.

The first inalienable right of a trainee was to dawdle and amuse himself before he settled into his chair for the morning.

I settled into my chair and tried to sleep.


She returned to her seat and he sank languidly into the chair opposite.

Marge felt herself sinking into the chair she sat in.

When she was free she took him into the office and sank into a chair as though exhausted.

Helen sank down in a chair and waited for her father, who had been due back hours earlier.

She let herself into the kitchen and sank into a chair before the fire that urgently needed mending.

She went into the drawing-room and sank down into a chair .

He sank into his chair and tried to compose himself.

He sank back into his chair as Pyke and I walked away from the table, and tossed the whisky down his throat.


Jay sat back in her chair .

The long black beads at her waist rattled against the desk as she sat in the chair next to his.

There was no way that Jack was ever going to be able to sit on that chair .

Miriam sat stiffly in her chair next to her husband, Raoul.

She sat down in her chair and threw its new blue cushion to the carpet.

The men sat in chairs by the wall.

I sat silently in a chair by the fire, not moving, getting stiffer and stiffer, and yet not moving.

I sat down in the chair and started to cry.


Ruth slumped back into her chair .

He falls asleep sometimes, slumped in the chair , a hand curled bri the broadloom rug.

Mum was slumped in a chair , glass-eyed, her face mottled by tears.

He drinks and then turns to me, slumping back in his chair .

I slumped down in my chair .

Hoskins looked in her direction on occasion, but he generally sat slumped in his chair .

Hilary Robarts had been slumped back in her chair , her eyes fixed on Lessingham.

Some sat up straight, others slumped down in their chairs .


draw up a chair

In the funereal chill Vassily drew up a chair and poured us both a drink.

Marshall drew up a chair for her.

Mr Browning drew up a chair for her, as nice as could be, and sat down himself.

When they reached the cafe, Zeinab drew up a chair beside Hargazy.

orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc

pull up a chair/stool etc

Anyway, I pull up a chair by the bed and say hello.

He pulls up a chair as she starts another game.

He now pulled up a chair and, turning it about, sat on it, his elbows resting on the back.

Rose, Victorine, Thérèse and Léonie pulled up chairs to the kitchen table and set to.

She pulls up a stool and sits down next to us, watching intently, still unable to stifle her laughter.

sb nearly/almost fell off their chair


Hey, you're sitting in my chair .

Jones is the chair of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.


Ask some one to hand you a chair with its back against the wall.

He could even talk a little bit about punishing a bean bag chair instead of throwing things.

He shot me a look brimful of amusement, then drained his cup and sat back in the chair .

Hicks stayed in his chair as they listened to an engine start up outside the house.

Like a personal chair , a readership is usually conferred on an individual for merit in scholarship, research and published work.

One would stand on a chair and cut a piece off at mealtimes.

The child sprang a little awkwardly from his chair and began to parade around his table.

They pulled the chair forward and told him about it.

II. verb




Typically the chief executive is also a director of his or her own firm and often chairs the board of directors.

Among his responsibilities, he chaired the supervisory board of Altus Finance.

The governor also chairs the governing board which has three other members, one from each of the main ethnic groups.

We do not wish to exclude local authority employees from chairing such a board .


In the autumn it went before a Cabinet committee chaired by Butler.

For the Committee chaired by Lord Robbins, there was an essential link between higher education and culture.

General practitioners and the main specialties were represented on the committee , which was chaired by the local coordinator.

Democrats and Republicans had split the powerful Rules Committee , and had chaired half of the Assembly committees.


You can not both chair the meeting and hard sell an idea to members.

After this brief introduction the head, who was chairing the meeting , asked staff for comments and questions.

We will arrange and chair meetings between potential purchasers and the directors as appropriate.

Mummies don't chair board meetings , mummies are the people who wait at the school gate in the rain.


The panel was chaired by Miss Irene Shubik, an independent producer.


DeConcini also chaired the Senate appropriations subcommittee overseeing Customs' budget.

But the man who chaired the subcommittee says he now disputes the findings.


orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc


Biden chaired the Senate hearings.

Her job involves chairing meetings, and producing and circulating the minutes of those meetings.

The meeting was chaired by Professor Grainger of the Biology Department.


A panel reviewing Decree 2 cases started work on March 13, 1990, chaired by Ajibola.

Democrats and Republicans had split the powerful Rules Committee, and had chaired half of the Assembly committees.

Henry Hyde, R-Ill., a longtime abortion opponent tapped by Dole to chair the committee crafting the official party platform.

Republicans, in a conciliatory gesture, agreed to let the Democrats chair committees during the period.

Step forward Tom Pendry, who chairs the Labour Party sports committee.

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