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Pronunciation:  chehr

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WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
  2. [n]  a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
  3. [n]  an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
  4. [n]  the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
  5. [v]  preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
  6. [v]  act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
 Synonyms: chairman, chairman, chairperson, chairwoman, death chair, electric chair, hot seat, lead, moderate, president, professorship
 See Also: armchair, back, backrest, barber chair, berth, chaise, chaise longue, daybed, discuss, Eames chair, feeding chair, fighting chair, folding chair, garden chair, head, highchair, instrument of execution, ladder-back, ladder-back chair, lawn chair, lead, leg, office, place, position, post, presiding officer, rocker, rocking chair, seat, side chair, situation, spot, straight chair, swivel chair, tablet-armed chair, talk over, throne, vice chairman, wheelchair



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chair\, n. [OE. chaiere, chaere, OF. chaiere, chaere, F.
    chaire pulpit, fr. L. cathedra chair, armchair, a teacher's
    or professor's chair, Gr. ? down + ? seat, ? to sit, akin to
    E. sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Cathedral}, {chaise}.]
    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.
             The chair of a philosophical school.  --Whewell.
             A chair of philology.                 --M. Arnold.
    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.
             Think what an equipage thou hast in air, And view
             with scorn two pages and a chair.     --Pope.
    5. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and
       secure them to the sleepers.
    {Chair days}, days of repose and age.
    {To put into the chair}, to elect as president, or as
       chairman of a meeting. --Macaulay.
    {To take the chair}, to assume the position of president, or
       of chairman of a meeting.
  2. \Chair\, v. t. [imp. & p. pr. {Chaired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To place in a chair.
    2. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph. [Eng.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a chair in your dream, symbolizes your need to sit down and take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. Dreaming that someone is offering you a chair means that you need to be open to taking and accepting advice.
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