Definition of 'chair'
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His face is etched with happiness and pain as he leans back in his chair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the delivery man arrived there was only one sofa and the chair. The Sun (2016)The way he drops off his chair on to one knee as he is talking does not suggest relaxation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We agree with the committee chairs that a political consensus that puts health and social care funding on a sustainable footing is sorely needed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She leads us through a sliding bookcase and there is Mrs Claus again in her rocking chair doing some knitting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am leant forwards over my knees, rocking in my chair, almost hysterical with frustration and despair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The electric chair can be very messy. The Sun (2008)You set it down on your desk and sit in your office chair. Christianity Today (2000)They have provided two chairs in a pool of light. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Have white loose covers made for the sofas and chairs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then he sinks back into the chair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then the person in the chair spoke. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)These ratios are also used to fix the number of committees chaired by each party. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were clowns in the corner in rocking chairs staring at you. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The chair can seat two and is built to stand the test of time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He should have got the electric chair. The Sun (2006)His proposed business was flogging office chairs that healed back ache. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sit on a chair that provides good support to the lower back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And a varied collection of sofas and chairs is infinitely more interesting than matching sets. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The athlete paused for many seconds and sat back in his chair. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The head teacher said that one delivery of chairs sat in reception for two weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My role was to chair the committee that agreed the need for an independent panel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He died of cancer before reaching the electric chair. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most of it is acted from a sitting position, in chairs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He then returned to London to chair a meeting of senior officials. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Aides said that he would chair weekly meetings with Cabinet ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'chair'
British English: chair /tʃɛə/ NOUN
seat A chair is a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back and four legs.
He rose from his chair and walked to the window.
- American English: chair furniture
- Arabic: كُرْسِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cadeira
- Chinese: 椅子
- Croatian: stolica
- Czech: židle
- Danish: stol
- Dutch: stoel
- European Spanish: silla
- Finnish: tuoli
- French: chaise
- German: Stuhl
- Greek: καρέκλα
- Italian: sedia
- Japanese: 椅子
- Korean: 의자
- Norwegian: stol
- Polish: krzesło
- European Portuguese: cadeira
- Romanian: scaun
- Russian: стул
- Spanish: silla
- Swedish: stol
- Thai: เก้าอี้
- Turkish: sandalye
- Ukrainian: стілець
- Vietnamese: ghế
British English: chair VERB
If you chair a meeting or a committee, you are the person in charge of it.
He was about to chair a meeting of foreign ministers.
Definition of chair from the Collins English Dictionary
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