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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
chair (noun)
1.
a) a seat typically having four legs and a back for one person
b) - electric chair used with the
2.
a) an official seat or a seat of authority, state, or dignity
b) an office or position of authority or dignity
c) - professorship holds a university chair
d) - chairman
3.
a sedan chair
4.
a position of employment usually of one occupying a chair or desk , specifically the position of a player in an orchestra or band
5.
any of various devices that hold up or support
chair (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to install in office
2.
chiefly British to carry on the shoulders in acclaim - we chaired you through the market place A. E. Housman
3.
to preside as of - chairman
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
chair (noun)
1.
a person in charge of a meeting
SYNONIMS:
chairman, chairperson, moderator, president, presider, prolocutor, speaker
RELATED WORDS:
chairwoman; cochair, cochairman, cochairperson, cochairwoman, copresident
chair (noun)
2.
the place of leadership or command
SYNONIMS:
chair, driver's seat, headship, helm, rein(s)
RELATED WORDS:
chieftainship, commandership, directorship; forefront, lead, vanguard; captainship, chairmanship, deanship, dictatorship, generalship, governorship, kingship, mastership, mastery, premiership, presidency, presidentship, superintendency; dominance, dominion, jurisdiction, sovereignty ( sovranty), sway, upper hand; eminence, height, pedestal, pinnacle, seat, throne, top
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ranks
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