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"chair" in American English

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chairnoun [C]

us   /tʃeər/
  • chair noun [C] (FURNITURE)

a movable seat that has a part for your back to rest against, usually four legs, and sometimes two side parts for your arms
  • chair noun [C] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

chairverb [T]

us   /tʃer, tʃær/
  • chair verb [T] (BE IN CHARGE)

to be the person in charge of a meeting: Would you chair tomorrow’s meeting?
(Definition of chair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"chair" in British English

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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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chairverb [T]

uk   /tʃeər/ us   /tʃer/
(Definition of chair from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chair" in Business English

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chairnoun

uk   /tʃeər/ us  
[C] MEETINGS a person who is in charge of a meeting: act as chair John Taylor, who was acting as chair of the meeting, brought it to a close at 4 p.m. All questions should be addressed to the chair.
[S] MEETINGS the position of being in charge of a meeting: take the chair I suggest that Barbara take the chair for this meeting.
[C] a person who is in charge of a committee or organization: appoint/elect sb (as) chair She was elected chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
[C] WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a person who is in charge of a company: serve/act as chair For the past three years he has served as the company's chair, president, and CEO. appoint/select sb as chair The board of directors recently appointed Ms McCann as the new chair.

chairverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃeər/ us  
MEETINGS to be in charge of a meeting or a committee: Stephen will be chairing the meeting in my absence. A San Francisco assemblyman will chair the legislative hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday.
(Definition of chair from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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