verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Idioms for chair
- to begin or open a meeting.
- to preside at a meeting; act as chairperson.
Origin of chair
usage note for chair
OTHER WORDS FROM chairchair·less, adjective un·chair, verb (used with object)
Words nearby chair
Example sentences from the Web for chair
While 19 percent of the House is female, just one woman will get to chair one of its 20 committees.
Still fearful and smarting from the pain, I arrived on time and was led to chair in his office.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything |Liz Seccuro |December 16, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
I started to squirm in my chair and Jimbo put his hand back on my shoulder to settle me down.
Slouching in her chair she is in defensive mode when describing the age of her latest lover.
At that first meeting, activists elected Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov to be the chair for their society.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience |Anna Nemtsova |October 13, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Hervey, cowering in the chair, thus met with an antagonist against whom he had no armor.The Green Mummy |Fergus Hume
She cannot now even walk across the room, nor can she move from one chair to another without great help.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 |Augustus J. C. Hare
"I'm waiting to hear about those little savages of yours," she said, as Mary greeted her and sank limply down into a chair.Mary Ware in Texas |Annie F. Johnston
I kissed her without speaking, and went back to my chair by Annie's bed.Saxe Holm's Stories |Helen Hunt Jackson
She sat upright in her chair again, with a slight impatient shake of the head.The Book of Susan |Lee Wilson Dodd
British Dictionary definitions for chair
Word Origin for chair
Idioms and Phrases with chair
see musical chairs.