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Noun: chair  chehr
  1. A seat for one person, with a support for the back
    "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
     
  2. The position of professor
    "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics";
    - professorship
     
  3. The officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
    "address your remarks to the chair";
    - president, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, prez [informal]
     
  4. An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
    "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair";
    - electric chair, death chair, hot seat
     
  5. A particular seat in an orchestra
    "he is second chair violin"
Verb: chair  chehr
  1. Act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
    "She chaired the department for many years";
    - chairman
     
  2. Preside over
    "John chaired the discussion";
    - moderate, lead

Derived forms: chairs, chaired, chairing

Type of: berth, billet, discuss, hash out, head, instrument of execution, lead, office, place, position, post, presiding officer, seat, situation, spot, talk over

Encyclopedia: Chair