[ sheyz ]
/ ʃeɪz /


a light, open carriage, usually with a hood, especially a one-horse, two-wheeled carriage for two persons; shay.
a chaise longue, especially a light one used out of doors.
Also called chaise d'or [sheyz dawr] /ʃeɪz ˈdɔr/. Numismatics.
  1. a gold coin of France, first issued in the early 14th century, which bears a figure of the king seated on a large throne.
  2. an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Edward III.

Origin of chaise

1695–1705; < French, variant of chaire chair

Can be confused

chaise chase

Definition for chaise (2 of 2)

La Chaise

[ la shez ]
/ la ˈʃɛz /


Père Fran·çois d'Aix de [frahn-swa de duh] /frɑ̃ˈswa dɛ də/, 1624–1709, French Roman Catholic priest: confessor to Louis XIV. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chaise


/ (ʃeɪz) /


a light open horse-drawn carriage, esp one with two wheels designed for two passengers
a gold coin first issued in France in the 14th century, depicting the king seated on a throne

Word Origin for chaise

C18: from French, variant of Old French chaiere chair
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