What is chair?

  • (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
    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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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 ... affordable price and simple design, it became one of the best-selling chairs ever made ...
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 ...
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 ... 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,' a reference to the portable lectern on which the musicians put ...
Gebrüder Thonet
... 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. 14 chair, the iconic chair of Parisian cafes ...

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): The position of professor.
    Example: "He was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
    Synonyms: professorship

Famous quotes containing the word chair:

    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] (1622–1673)

    Don’t 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 (1908–1965)

    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)