noun: chair; plural noun: chairs
a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.
short for chairlift.
short for electric chair.
noun: the chair
the person in charge of a meeting or organization (used as a neutral alternative to chairman or chairwoman).
“a three-year term as the board’s deputy chair”
an official position of authority, for example on a board of directors.
“the editorial chair”
another term for umpire.
noun: chair umpire; plural noun: chair umpires
“he held a chair in physics”
a particular seat in an orchestra.
“she was fourth-chair trumpet”
a metal socket holding a railroad rail in place.
verb: chair; 3rd person present: chairs; past tense: chaired; past participle: chaired; gerund or present participle: chairing
act as chairperson of or preside over (an organization, meeting, or public event).
synonyms: preside over, take the chair of; More
lead, direct, run, manage, control, be in charge of
“she chairs the economic committee”
carry (someone) aloft in a chair or in a sitting position to celebrate a victory.
Note: allegory of a first definition – a SEAT* for PERSON, typically with a back and four legs, like any animal. Sometimes chairs have two arms.
Electric Chair – used for executing…
A chair will preside over (you?) if you are sitting in (occupying) the office of chair. When you are sitting in the office of a chair, you only have powers of that “chair”. Why do you think they call it “trappings of office”?
*SEAT: 7. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate: the squire’s country seat.
a. The buttocks. – (Well, I could just go on about this definition, Butt, if you “occupy” a chair, this is where you have your “head”.)
b. The right to occupy such a place or a ticket indicating this right: got seats for the concert. -you are occupied.(see also Servant King)
c. To fix firmly in place: seat an ammunition clip in an automatic rifle.
This explains why you have to have STANDING….
A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, “Using every applicable thing you’ve learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST.”
So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are preparing to embark on novels proving that this chair doesn’t exist, except for one student. He spends thirty seconds writing his answer, then turns his final in to the astonishment of his peers.
Time goes by, and the day comes when all the students get their final grades … and to the amazement of the class, the student who wrote for thirty seconds gets the highest grade in the class.
His answer to the question: “What chair?”