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chair 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/CHe(ə)r/,
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chairs, plural;
  1. Act as chairperson of or preside over (an organization, meeting, or public event)

  2. Carry (someone) aloft in a chair or in a sitting position to celebrate a victory

Noun
  1. A separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs

  2. A sedan chair

  3. The person in charge of a meeting or organization (used as a neutral alternative to chairman or chairwoman)
    • - a three-year term as the board’s deputy chair
  4. An official position of authority, for example on a board of directors
    • - the editorial chair
  5. A professorship
    • - he held a chair in physics
  6. A particular seat in an orchestra
    • - she was fourth-chair trumpet
  7. A metal socket holding a railroad rail in place


  1. a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
  2. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
  3. professorship: the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
  4. moderate: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
  5. president: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
  6. electric chair: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
  7. A chair is a stable, raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs often have the seat raised above floor level, supported by four legs. ...
  8. A professor is a type of senior teacher; the precise meaning of the word varies by country. Literally, professor is Latin for a "person who professes to be an expert in some art or science, teacher of high rank" . ...
  9. The use of chairs as props in acrobatic activities falls into three broad categories: balancing, vaulting and contortion.
  10. An MC (emcee) is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. "MC" is an abbreviation for "Master of Ceremonies". The MC usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the event moving. An MC may also tell jokes or anecdotes. ...
  11. The chairman is the highest office of an organized group such as a board, committee, or deliberative assembly. The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. ...
  12. Chair (Latin cathedra, Greek kathedra, "seat", Polish katedra) is an equivalent of an academic department in Poland, a division of a university or school faculty devoted to a particular academic discipline. ...
  13. An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. ...
  14. (Chairs) Before about 1500 chairs were a rarity, few homes had even one, and most people sat on benches, stools or chests. The chair, when one was to be found, was reserved for the use of royalty and the most noble. ...
  15. (Chairs) The base into which bullhead rail is laid in order to attach it to the sleepers.
  16. individual seat constructed with a back rest, which is most often supported by 4 legs, featuring single or double armrests, i.e. Captain's chair, host and hostess chairs, ladder-back chair, side chair, wing chair
  17. A massage where you sit fully-clothed in a specially designed, portable chair.
  18. To see a chair in your dream, denotes failure to meet some obligation. If you are not careful you will also vacate your most profitable places. To see a friend sitting on a chair and remaining motionless, signifies news of his death or illness.
  19. a traditional designation of the current presiding officer.
  20. A person in charge for the submission and review process of a conference. Usually he acquires several reviewers who read and evaluate the submissions. Based on the reviews the chair(s) decide about acceptance and rejections of the submissions.
  21. n. (1) A person designated by the Director who leads a Working Group. (2) The leader or moderator of any W3C gathering. (3) W3C Chair The person designated by the Process Document who holds some of the executive authority in the W3C. ...
  22. Any plastic device used to raise foundation cable off the poly and locate it in the center of concrete. These come in assorted types, the most common being a black plastic pyramid shaped device.
  23. various types of furniture used for sitting on
  24. The umpire's seat and, by extension, the umpire, as in "The chair ruled that the shot was out."
  25. the presiding officer. The lieutenant governor or speaker normally serves as chair, but other senators also may preside. The senator presiding is said to be "in the chair."