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Overview of noun chair

The noun chair has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (35) chair

(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. (2) professorship, chair

(the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics")

3. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson

(the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson")

4. electric chair, chair, death chair, hot seat

(an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair")

5. chair

(a particular seat in an orchestra; "he is second chair violin")


Overview of verb chair

The verb chair has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. chair, chairman

(act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years")

2. moderate, chair, lead

(preside over; "John moderated the discussion")

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