chair

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
chair

Plural
chairs

A chair
  1. A chair is a piece of furniture for one person to sit on.
    Please, pull up a chair and sit down.
    There were six chairs around the table.
  2. The person who is in charge of a meeting is the chair of the meeting.
    The chair opened the floor to questions.
  3. A chair is a position of professor in a university.
    A chair of Mathematics has opened at London University.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
chair

Third-person singular
chairs

Past tense
chaired

Past participle
chaired

Present participle
chairing

  1. If you chair a meeting, you are in charge of controlling it.
    The meeting was chaired by the head teacher.