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  1. [noun] 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. [noun] the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
    Synonyms: professorship

  3. [noun] the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
    Synonyms: president, man, woman, person

  4. [noun] an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair; "the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair"
    Synonyms: electric death hot seat

  5. [verb] act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
    Synonyms: man

  6. [verb] preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    Synonyms: moderate, lead


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