Translation of "chair" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk /tʃeər/ us /tʃer/

A1 a seat for one person that has a back, usually four legs, and sometimes two arms

椅子 → See also armchair noun , deckchair , pushchair , wheelchair
the chair

informal for the electric chair


(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. 所有的问题都应当向主席提出。
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.
verb [ T ] uk /tʃeər/ us /tʃer/

to be the person in charge of a meeting, etc.

Would you like to chair tomorrow's meeting? 你愿意主持明天的会议吗?

(Translation of “chair” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)