Definition of “armchair” - English Dictionary

“armchair” in British English

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armchairnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑːm.tʃeər/ us /ˈɑːrm.tʃer/

A2 a comfortable chair with sides that support your arms:

She sat in an armchair by the fire, reading a newspaper.

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  • After dinner, I ensconced myself in a deep armchair with a book.
  • She imagined herself sitting in her favourite armchair back home.
  • I've spilled some coffee on the seat of the armchair.
  • She's curled up snugly in the armchair, reading a book.

armchairadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈɑːm.tʃeər/ us /ˈɑːrm.tʃer/

(Definition of “armchair” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“armchair” in American English

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armchairnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑrm·tʃeər/

a comfortable chair with two resting places for the arms

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