verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for chair
- to begin or open a meeting.
- to preside at a meeting; act as chairperson.
Origin of chair
usage note for chair
OTHER WORDS FROM chairchairless, adjectiveun·chair, verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for chair
Haaland is also the vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the chair of the subcommittee on national parks, forests, and public lands, and sits on the subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.The case for a Native American secretary of the interior|Rachel Ramirez|November 20, 2020|Vox
His father flew out of his chair and swatted away the straw — and my string of apologies.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Rather than say anything, I simply scooted my chair back a few more feet.Miss Manners: Polite alternatives to ‘Pull your mask up, bozo!’|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Jennifer Redmond, the deputy chair of elections for Wayne County, choked up as she addressed the board.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Pull that out and leave it on a chair, just in case someone wants to wriggle in for a full-body snuggle.
Its board of directors is chaired by billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles G. Koch.
This isn't the first scandal for Conyers, who chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2006-2010.After 49 Years In Congress, John Conyers May Not Make The Ballot|Ben Jacobs|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was sponsored by something called the American Fact-Finding Committee, chaired by ring-wing organizer Bernard Weissman.Dallas Lays Elaborate but Dignified Plans to Celebrate Assassination Anniversary|Helen Anders|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, will be chaired by Aerin Lauder.Kate Moss and Johnny Depp Reunite for Music Video; Mario Testino Receives Honorary OBE from Queen|The Fashion Beast Team|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All but Ryan have chaired the Republican Study Committee, the bloc of arch-conservatives in the House.
Not contented with vociferous cheering, he was chaired and borne around in triumph, much to his discomfort.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The day the member was chaired, several men in Coningsby's rooms were talking over their triumph.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
Two or three decent little tabled and chaired and lighted rooms would do.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II|Henry James
Mr. Phillips refused to be chaired, saying that he should spend the money amongst the people in other ways.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
I would have thee to understand, sirrah, that thou art fitter for the house they have chaired thee unto than for mine.
British Dictionary definitions for chair
Word Origin for chair
Idioms and Phrases with chair
see musical chairs.