Definition of armchair in English:


Syllabification: arm·chair
Pronunciation: /ˈärmˌCHe(ə)r


  • A comfortable chair, typically upholstered, with side supports for a person’s arms.
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    • Office chairs, armchairs, sofas - your back is in peril from all of them.
    • Opposite the table was another sitting area, with sofas and armchairs forming three sides of a square.
    • The studio is furnished with sofas, armchairs and a coffee table - not a desk in sight.


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  • Lacking or not involving practical or direct experience of a particular subject or activity: armchair adventurers
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    • The result is a unique perspective applauded by armchair naturalists in which the stars of the film are also the videographers.
    • What do these armchair counter-terrorists propose that Moscow should have done?
    • Almost all other commentary was grotesque - the work of armchair generals.

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