Share this entry
American English: /tʃɛr/
British English: /tʃɛː/

Translation of chair in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (seat)
    also: armchair
    sillón (masculine)
    butaca (feminine) (esp Spain)
    dentist's chair
    sillón or silla de dentista
    sit on/in that chair
    siéntate en esa silla/ese sillón
    have or take a chair please
    siéntese or tome asiento por favor
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    also: electric chair
    (US) [colloquial] he got sent to the chair
    lo mandaron a la silla eléctrica
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (carry) (British)
    llevar en hombros
    llevar a hombros (Spain)
    he was chaired from the stadium by his fans
    sus fans lo sacaron en hombros del estadio
    sus fans lo sacaron a hombros del estadio (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.