Synonyms of chair


1. chair, seat

usage: a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"

2. professorship, chair, position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation

usage: the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

3. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson, presiding officer

usage: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"

4. electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat, instrument of execution

usage: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"

5. chair, seat

usage: a particular seat in an orchestra; "he is second chair violin"


1. chair, chairman, head, lead

usage: act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"

2. moderate, chair, lead, hash out, discuss, talk over

usage: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

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Definition and meaning of chair (Dictionary)