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A chair (item of furniture).

From Middle French chaire, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cathedra.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chair

Plural
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  1. An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
  2. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The electric chair.
  3. The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
  4. (rail transport) Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
  5. Chairperson; a non-gender-specific form of chairman.

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Verb

Infinitive
to chair

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to chair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To act as chairperson.
    Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting.

Translations


French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] carō.

Pronunciation

Noun

chair f. (plural chairs)

  1. flesh

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