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Definition of Chair

Chair

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

Chair Quotations

A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.
Evan Davis

I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night.
Liam Gallagher

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
Glenn Turner
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Chair Translations

chair in Afrikaans is stoel
chair in Danish is stol
chair in Dutch is stoel
chair in Finnish is tuoli
chair in German is Stuhl, Vorsitz, Stuhl
chair in Italian is presidenza, sedia
chair in Norwegian is stol
chair in Portuguese is cadeira
chair in Spanish is presidencia, silla
chair in Swedish is stol
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