Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chair

5 senses of chair

Sense 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")
       => seat -- (furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests")

Sense 2
professorship, chair -- (the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics")
       => position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation -- (a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury")

Sense 3
president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson -- (the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson")
       => presiding officer -- (the leader of a group meeting)

Sense 4
electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat -- (an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair")
       => instrument of execution -- (an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person)

Sense 5
chair -- (a particular seat in an orchestra; "he is second chair violin")
       => seat -- (any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb chair

2 senses of chair

Sense 1
chair, chairman -- (act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years")
       => head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")

Sense 2
moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

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