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.
A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair and with folding action and inclining footrest, a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or, in an airplane, airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle and bicycle saddle, and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair and when hung from above, a swing.
A chair for more than one person is a couch, sofa, settee, or "loveseat"; or a bench. A separate footrest for a chair is known as an ottoman, hassock or pouffe.
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... 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 ...
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... 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 ...
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 ... simple design, it became one of the best-selling chairs ever made ...
Famous quotes containing the word chair:
“Dont want no money from you Ethan, no money, Marty. Just a roof over old Mose head and a rocking chair by the fire, my own rocking chair by the fire.”
—Frank S. Nugent (19081965)
“Show some mercy to this chair which has stretched out its arms to you for so long; please satisfy its desire to embrace you!”
—Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (16221673)
“This stable is a Princes court.
This crib His chair of state;
The beasts are parcel of His pomp,
The wooden dish His plate.”
—Robert Southwell (1561?1595)