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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 o 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
    (American English) [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.
  • 2 2.1 (at university) 2.2 (in meeting) to be in/take the chair comments must be made through the chair
    los comentarios deben hacerse a través de la presidencia
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.3 (person)
    presidente, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)

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 English)
    llevar en or (Spain) a hombros
    he was chaired from the stadium by his fans
    sus fans lo sacaron en or (Spain) a hombros del estadio
    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.
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