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chair

 
Noun chair has 4 senses
  1. chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
    --1 is a kind of
    seat
    --1 has parts: back, backrest; leg
    --1 has particulars:
     armchair; barber chair; chaise longue, chaise, daybed; Eames chair; fighting chair; folding chair; highchair, feeding chair; ladder-back, ladder-back chair; lawn chair, garden chair; rocking chair, rocker; straight chair, side chair; swivel chair; tablet-armed chair; throne; wheelchair
  2. professorship, chair - the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
    --2 is a kind of position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  3. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
    --3 is a kind of presiding officer
    --3 has particulars: Kalon Tripa; vice chairman
    Derived forms: verb chair1, verb chair2
  4. electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat - an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
    --4 is a kind of instrument of execution
Verb chair has 2 senses
  1. chair, chairman - act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
    --1 is one way to head, lead
    Derived form: noun chair3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    --2 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived form: noun chair3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue chair
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