Pronunciation of Chair
/t͡ʃˈe͡ə/, /t‍ʃˈe‍ə/, /tʃ_ˈeə/

Synonyms for chair:

Sense 1

associate professor, upholstery, speak, armrest, lecture, davenport, chaise lounge, convener, easy chair, commode, professor, settee, chesterfield, readership, educationalist, seat pitch, lecturer, backrest, loveseat, fellowship, chaise longue, nail, unveil, educator, deputation, orate, lectureship, chaise, howdah, tray table, three-piece suite, seating, reader, commemorate, rapporteur, visiting professor, High Chair, full professor, review, assistant professor, subcommittee, inaugurate, wing chair, don.

Sense 2

parade, sled, discussion group, window seat, litter, couch, administration (of an estate), contingent, talk, moderator, prof.

Sense 3

mover, delegate, secretary.

Sense 4

academic, deliver.

Sense 5


Sense 6

arm, address, give.

Sense 8


Sense 12





rocking chair.



Other synonyms and related words:

don, couch, control, prof, chesterfield, hold in, headship, top, contribute, fellowship, hold, result, conduct, check, precede, contingent, convener, High Chair, educator, lecturer, helm, secretary, contain, academic, electric chair, go, take, divan, soften, professor, tone down, extend, pass, settle, curb, chairman, death chair, president, lead, moderate, prexy, administrator, run, davenport, meeting, chaise, taboret, litter, direct, tame, sedan, lectureship, unveil, back, hot seat, address, moderator, chairwoman, chief executive, conduce, upholstery, delegate, chairperson, readership, mover, settee, leave, seating, give, reader, head, commode, inaugurate, deliver, professorship, loveseat, educationalist, chasten.

Sense 1 (noun)

couch, educationalist, academic, associate professor, full professor, assistant professor, educator, don.

Sense 2 (noun)

fellowship, headship.

Sense 3 (noun)

back, backrest, arm, administrator, chaise, chaise longue, moderator, armrest, chesterfield, chaise lounge.

Sense 5 (noun)

delegate, convener, deputation, meeting, contingent, discussion group.

authority (noun)


chair (noun)

chairwoman, hassock, deck chair, saddle, seat, straight chair, lawn chair, lead, bench, furniture, rumble seat, electric chair, president, campstool, bucket seat, death chair, sofa, stool, hot seat, rocker, chairperson, armchair, recliner, throne, ottoman, sedan chair, swivel chair, chairman, sedan, swing, bar stool, pew, lounge chair, dining chair, professorship, moderate.

chairman (noun)


couch (noun)

chesterfield, chaise longue, divan.

person in or position of authority (noun)

helm, throne, fellowship, professorship, chairperson.

single-seat furniture (noun)

bench, rocker, recliner, armchair.

social (verb)


Usage examples for chair:

  • She was so pleased when I got so's to set up in a chair and look out of the window. - "Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  • She did a dance step toward the front door, but called back to him: " Spike's set his heart on that chair. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
  • " Very well," I said, and got up from my chair. - "Set in Silver", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.

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