Definition of chair in English:
- 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.
- They fear this peaceful drug dealer and, because of this fear, they want him to die by the chair of electrocution.
- At the trial the man is sent down for murder and seeing as it's Texas he's sent to the electric chair.
- One by one, states are pulling the plug on the chairs popularly known as Old Sparky.
- 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.
- Thus, presidents in Georgia do not report directly to a local board chair.
- There is one very interesting comment in the article from the school board vice chair.
- She will preside as chair over the board of directors, executive committee and house of delegates.
- 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.
- She was first chair for violin in orchestra ever since middle school.
- Donors are credited on the Musicians page of each concert programme directly beneath the chair that they have chosen to endow, recognising them as patrons of their chosen area.
- While working with one of my cello students, who is first chair in her school orchestra, the subject of "what it really means to be first chair" was something that we spoke about for quite a while.
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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.
- 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.
cathedral from Middle English:
First used in the term cathedral church, a church containing the bishop's throne, cathedral comes from the Latin word for a seat or throne, cathedra, which is also the source of chair (Middle English). The term ex cathedra, meaning ‘with the full authority of office’, is a reference to the authority of the pope; its literal meaning in Latin is ‘from the chair’.
take the chair
- Act as chairperson.Example sentences
- Only if the Nordic bid was to be eliminated at this stage would Johansson take the chair as president of Uefa.
- The election process was swift with the past vice president taking the chair as president for the next two years.
- Kathy was a popular choice as President of the Kildare Guild and took the chair on many occasions - a role which she filled in a dignified and common-sense manner.
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