Crossword clues for chair
- Meeting bigwig
- The officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
- A seat for one person, with a support for the back
- The position of professor
- Bergère, e.g.
- Run a meeting
- Saarinen's tulip, e.g.
- Rocking ___
- Take the gavel
- Item in a West Potomac Park memorial
- Follower of easy or high
- Preside over a meeting
- Easy ___
- Morris or electric
- Going-to-Jerusalem prop
- Take the ___ (preside)
- Run, as a meeting
- Conduct, in a way
- Position of authority
- Council honcho
- Preside over
- Head of a meeting
- Professorship, e.g.
- Target-centering aid
- Drastic sentence, with "the"
- A sitter employs one
- Committee head
- Committee leader
- Leader of a meeting
- Head, as a committee ... or a word that can follow the ends of 16-, 29-, 36-, 47- and 61-Across
- It has legs and feet and sometimes arms, but no hands
- Direct, as a meeting
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chair \Chair\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chaired; p. pr. & vb. n. Chairing.]
To place in a chair.
To carry publicly in a chair in triumph. [Eng.]
To function as chairperson of (a meeting, committee, etc.); as, he chaired the meeting.
Chair \Chair\ (ch[^a]r), 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.]
A movable single seat with a back.
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.
A chair of philology.
The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.
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.
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.
To take the chair, to assume the position of president, or of chairman of a meeting.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., chaere, from Old French chaiere "chair, seat, throne" (12c.; Modern French chaire "pulpit, throne;" the more modest sense having gone since 16c. with variant form chaise), from Latin cathedra "seat" (see cathedral).\n
\nFigurative sense of "authority" was in Middle English, of bishops and professors. Meaning "office of a professor" (1816) is extended from the seat from which a professor lectures (mid-15c.). Meaning "seat of a person presiding at meeting" is from 1640s. As short for electric chair from 1900.
mid-15c., "install in a chair or seat" (implied in chairing), from chair (n.); meaning "preside over" (a meeting, etc.) is attested by 1921. Related: Chaired.
n. 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. vb. 1 To act as chairperson. 2 To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory 3 (context Wales UK English) To award a chair to the winning poet at a Welsh eisteddfod.
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"
the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics" [syn: professorship]
A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface, commonly used to seat a single person. Chairs are supported most often by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or can have a different shape. Chairs are made of a wide variety of materials, ranging from wood to metal to synthetic material (e.g., plastic), and they may be padded or upholstered in various colors and fabrics, either just on the seat (as with some dining room chairs) or on the entire chair. Chairs are used in a number of rooms in homes (e.g., in living rooms, dining rooms and dens), in schools and offices (with desks), and in various other workplaces.
A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair and with upholstery, reclining action, and a fold-out footrest, a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or, in an airplane, airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle and bicycle saddle, and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair and when hung from above, a swing.
An upholstered, padded chair for more than one person is a couch, sofa, settee, or "loveseat"; or if is not upholstered, a bench. A separate footrest for a chair, usually upholstered, is known as an ottoman, hassock or pouffe.
Chair is a public artwork designed as an advertisement by Bassett Furniture, located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Ave. and V. Street S.E., in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States of America. Chair was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1994. It was once considered the world's largest chair, but has been overtaken by works like Broken Chair in Geneva and the temporary The Writer on Hampstead Heath in London.
The chair route or out-and-up is a route run by a receiver in American football. The route was pioneered by Don Hutson. It is an out route followed by a fly route, like a wheel route with a quicker vertical release; or a stop-and-go with an out rather than a curl.
A chair is a piece of furniture.
Chair or chairs may also refer to:
- Chair or Chairman, the highest officer of an organized group
- Personal chair, in academia, a university Professor (highest academic rank)
- Chair (Polish academic department)
- Chair (railway), a part of a railway fastening system – the chair sits between the track and the sleeper
- Chair Entertainment, a video game developer
- Chair conformation, a cyclohexane molecule shape
- Electric chair, an execution device
- "Chairs", a comedy routine from 1976 Richard Pryor spoken word album Holy Smoke!
Chair ( Latincathedra, Greekkathedra, "seat", Polishkatedra) is an equivalent of an academic department in Poland, Russia and Czech Republic, a division of a university or school faculty devoted to a particular academic discipline. Originally, a cathedra is the chair or throne of a bishop, a symbol of the bishop's teaching authority in the Roman Catholic Church.
University organisation in Poland comprises the following units:University (Uniwersytet) Faculty (Wydział) Institute (Instytut) Chair (Katedra) Centre (Zakład) Research Group (Pracownia, Zespół)
Usually degree programmes are conducted within the framework of institutes. However, some specialised programmes may be conducted by independent chairs, while programmes with large variety of disciplines involved (especially medical and legal studies) may be conducted directly by a faculty - in this case, faculty may be composed of chairs with no institutes in its structure. Interdepartmental individual programmes exist at some universities, where a programme of studies is agreed individually with student's supervisor and courses from various faculties, institutes and chairs are available.
Category:Academia in Poland Category:Polish academics
Usage examples of "chair".
I was scooting my chair on its track back and forth along the row of sensor consoles that reported and recorded a variety of basic abiotic data.
For instance, if your forward-facing chair is bolted to the floor and your compartment is being accelerated forward, you will feel the force of your seat on your back just as with the car described by Albert.
Into it he had crammed a chair and minuscule table, desk-model accessor, and the accumulated reference materials and data of years of research.
He would not be trapped in a chair, the enforced stillness making him acutely conscious of the body separating him from God.
There are several telephones, seven or eight chairs, two racks on wheels that contain all the charts, and an Addressograph machine used when we order lab studies, X-rays, or tests on patients.
He let himself in the back door of the admin office and walked down the hall to his own office-- where he found Stafford sitting in his chair.
The boy stood beside the curule chair and looked down at the crowd, this his first experience of the extraordinary euphoria so many united people could generate, feeling the adulation brush his cheek because he stood so close to its source, and understanding what it must be like to be the First Man in Rome.
The aeronaut, his brow adorned with sticking-plaster, was sitting in a chair by the table, while the doctor was bandaging his splinted forearm.
Angband he set him in a chair of stone upon a high place of Thangorodrim, from which he could see afar the land of Hithlum in the west and the lands of Beleriand in the south.
Sedan chairs borne by trotting bearers became almost as common as people afoot, and, afoot, shopkeepers in coats or dresses heavily embroidered around the chest and shoulders were outnumbered by folk in livery as bright as that of the chair-bearers.
Janet, gang na to see: Ye left a chair afore the fire, Whaur I tauld ye nae chair sud be.
If it were a case of agnosia, the patient would now be seeing what he had always seen, that is to say, there would have been no diminution of his visual powers, his brain would simply have been incapable of recognising a chair wherever there happened to be a chair, in other words, he would continue to react correctly to the luminous stimuli leading to the optic nerve, but, to use simple terms within the grasp of the layman, he would have lost the capacity to know what he knew and, moreover, to express it.
In the alameda an old woman in a black rebozo was going about tilting the metal tables and chairs to let the water run off.
Talento and Aland left their chairs, presumably to help protect the mare.
Talento and Aland had pulled Meegan down onto a chair between them, and he sat staring at her.