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chairnoun [C]

uk   /tʃeər/  us   /tʃer/

chair noun [C] (FURNITURE)

A1 a seat for one person that has a back, usually four legs, and sometimes two arms the chair informal for the electric chair
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chair noun [C] (TITLE)

(the official position of) a person in charge of a meeting, official group or organization: Who will take the chair at the next meeting? All questions should be addressed to the chair. She is the chair of the board of governors at a local school. (the position of) the person in charge of a college or university department: He was appointed to the Chair of Physics at Cambridge in the early 20th century.

chairverb [T]

uk   /tʃeər/  us   /tʃer/
to be the person in charge of a meeting, etc.: Would you like to chair tomorrow's meeting?
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