chairmannoun [ C ]plural -men /-mən/ also chair, chairperson uk /ˈtʃeə.mən/ us /ˈtʃer.mən/
- Sidney ruthlessly clawed his way up from the position of junior clerk to chairman of the company .
- In his closing remarks, the chairman thanked everyone who had helped.
- "Let's draw this meeting to a close, gentlemen, " said the chairman.
- I interviewed the chairman of the company in his seventh-floor eyrie.
- The chairman said that he would now take questions from the floor .
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- Delegations appointed State chairmen and secretaries to carry on the work of further organization for the November convention.
- I became the chairman of a glee club, which I conducted at public concerts, in spite of my youth.
- It seemed to be at hand, and in a parliamentary uproar the "question" was vehemently demanded, but the chairman skillfully managed at length to secure an adjournment.
- The chairman of the committee boasted that the number of petitioners the present session, for the abolition of slavery in the District, was only thirty-four thousand!
- The chairman said that there was little doubt but that further investigation into electrolytic methods of chemical analysis would give even more valuable results than those already obtained.
- Those who took sugar in theirs had the cup dashed from their lips just as they were draining the delicious dregs, for the officer and culprit appeared, and the chairman rapped the assembly to order.