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armchair

[ ahrm-chair ]SEE DEFINITION OF armchair

Synonyms for armchair

  • recliner
  • Morris chair
  • captain's chair
  • elbow chair
  • wing chair
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARMCHAIR

Later, she was obliged to content herself with going from her armchair to her bed.

Wearied, he deposited himself sulkily in an armchair by the hearth.

I exclaimed, flinging myself into an armchair, "what does this man want now with me?"

The armchair excepted, she received him as she would have received the King.

When she had finished she fell back exhausted in the armchair.

Georges had passed the night on an armchair in the drawing room.

Marguerite, lying back in the armchair, had left off crying.

Then he, too, took up his old position in the other armchair.

On this day she had found her as usual, skeleton-like, stiff and erect in her armchair.

A look of relief came over his face, and he flung himself into the armchair.

WORD ORIGIN

also arm-chair, 1630s, from arm (n.1) + chair; adjective sense in reference to "criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part" is from 1886.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ARMCHAIR

chair

nounsingle-seat furniture
  • armchair
  • bench
  • cathedra
  • recliner
  • rocker
  • sling
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