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Definition of chair:

  1. A movable single seat with a back.
  2. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two- wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.
  3. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.
  4. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.
  5. The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.
  6. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.
  7. To place in a chair.


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Usage examples:

  • Sit down in that chair, my dear.

    - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  • She left her chair and cried: 'As you will.

    - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  • Suddenly there was a great noise behind Lakamba's chair.

    - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.