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chair

chair

pronunciation:
cheIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of furniture, usu. with a back and four legs, for one person to sit on.
A friend will be joining us for dinner, so we'll need another chair.
 
definition 2: a position or office of authority and importance.
definition 3: the person occupying such a position; anyone who presides over a group or meeting.
When will you take over as chair of the department?
similar words:
chairman
definition 4: the electric chair.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chaired, chairing, chairs
definition: to preside over (a board, meeting, or the like).
We have not yet decided who will chair the committee next year.
similar words:
moderate
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