Meaning of “easy chair” in the English Dictionary

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"easy chair" in English

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easy chairnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.zi ˌtʃeər/ us /ˈiː.zi ˌtʃer/

Examples from literature

  • A stern looking old lady sat upright in her easy chair, knitting busily. 
  • He sank into an easy chair and meditated. 
  • In the dining room we had a grate fire, a rug on the floor, and several easy chairs. 
  • Sprawling in an easy chair opposite him was a fat European in a tight white linen suit buttoned up to the neck. 
  • The author laid down his pen, and leaned back in his big easy chair. 

(Definition of “easy chair” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"easy chair" in American English

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easy chairnoun [ C ]

us /ˈi·zi ˌtʃeər/

a big, soft, comfortable chair with arms

(Definition of “easy chair” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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