chair[ chair ]SEE DEFINITION OF chair
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHAIR
He sat down in a chair, and stretched out his legs, with an air of being at home.
Percval quickly helped him into a chair, where he became limp.
"I knew he'd plunge," he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler's desk.
Grace sprang from her chair and began slipping into her wraps.
Opposite him sat a tall fellow very erect and stiff in his chair.
His shoulders over-flowed the back of his chair, which creaked whenever he moved.
"Then the game is three-handed," said Henry as he got up from his chair.
"You promised to drive with me," he said, following her to a chair in which she sat.
At the evening gathering Lord Shaftesbury occupied the chair.
Austin rose and bent over Katherine's chair in some concern.
early 13c., chaere, from Old French chaiere "chair, seat, throne" (12c.; Modern French chaire "pulpit, throne;" the more modest sense having gone since 16c. with variant form chaise), from Latin cathedra "seat" (see cathedral).
Figurative sense of "authority" was in Middle English, of bishops and professors. Meaning "office of a professor" (1816) is extended from the seat from which a professor lectures (mid-15c.). Meaning "seat of a person presiding at meeting" is from 1640s. As short for electric chair from 1900.
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