There are 2 translations of chair in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tʃer; tʃeə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 (seat) silla (f)
    sillón (m), butaca (f) (esp Esp) dentist's chair sillón or silla de dentista sit on/in that chair siéntate en esa silla/ese sillón have o take a chair please siéntese or tome asiento por favor
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    • Cafe tables and chairs face a bench seat below a lowered ceiling that curves for an atmospheric effect.
    • Four navy blue upholstered chairs surrounded a wooden coffee table that had stacks of magazines on top.
    • We ordered a dining table and four chairs and were given a delivery time of two weeks.
    (electric chair)
    (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], silla (f) eléctrica he got sent to the chair lo mandaron a la silla eléctrica
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    • In a room full of students, college professors and department chairs, nervous laughter again followed.
    • By the 1920's the German historical school was on its last legs but still ensconced in the professorial chairs.
    • The Smiths' gift will be used for endowed chairs, professorships and student scholarships.
  • 2 2.1 (at university) cátedra (f) 2.2 (in meeting) presidencia (f) to be in/take the chair presidir comments must be made through the chair los comentarios deben hacerse a través de la presidencia 2.3 (person) presidente, -ta (m,f)
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    • The princess is the chair of the sister organization in the United Kingdom.
    • Members will choose a new chair during the next meeting, scheduled for November 17th.
    • ‘Mr Clark was the chair of the meeting and made a joke of this,’ Mr Morgan said.

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There are 2 translations of chair in Spanish:



  • 1.1 [meeting/committee] presidir
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    • The meeting was chaired by the President who welcomed a full attendance of members.
    • The meeting was chaired by the president, who welcomed the members.
    • Tonight I'm chairing a public meeting in Hoveton on policing issues and then tomorrow morning we have Michael Howard coming to Cromer.
    1.2 (carry) (BrE) llevar en or (Esp) a hombros he was chaired from the stadium by his fans sus fans lo sacaron en or (Esp) a hombros del estadio
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    • So magical had been his performance that he was chaired from the ground by his opponents as well as his own team-members!
    • You've never seen anyone get to the victory stand so fast, even with his short-stop house-mate Ruben's failed effort to chair him up there.
    • At the completion of the game, Warne lapped up yet another standing ovation from the 79,000-strong crowd, the champ responding in kind, bowing and blowing kisses to the crowd before a futile attempt to chair him off the ground.

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