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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
chair /tʃeə/
  • danh từ
    • ghế
      • to take a chair: ngồi xuống ghế
    • chức giáo sư đại học
    • chức thị trưởng
      • past (above) the chair: trước đã làm thị trưởng
      • below the chair: chưa làm thị trưởng bao giờ
    • ghế chủ toạ, ghế chủ tịch (buổi họp); (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) chủ tịch (buổi họp)
      • to address the chair: nói với chủ tịch buổi họp
      • to take the chair: làm chủ toạ buổi họp; khai mạc buổi họp
      • to sit (be) in the chair: điều khiển cuộc họp
      • to leave the chair: bế mạc cuộc họp
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) ghế điện
      • to go to the chair: bị lên ghế điện
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) chỗ ngồi của nhân chứng (ở toà án)
    • (ngành đường sắt) gối đường ray
    • chair! chair!
      • trật tự! trật tự!
  • ngoại động từ
    • cử làm chủ tịch, chọn làm chủ tịch
    • đặt lên kiệu rước, đặt vào ghế rồi khiêng bổng (người thắng cuộc trong cuộc đấu hoặc được bầu trong một cuộc tuyển cử)
    • làm chủ toạ (buổi họp)
Concise Dictionary
+a seat for one person, with a support for the back
+the position of professor
+the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
+an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
+act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
+preside over

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 seat, armchair, stool, bench, easy chair, rocking-chair:
He offered me a chair so I sat down.
2 throne, bench, position, cathedra, authority; professorship, directorship:
Sue has been offered a chair on the board.
3 chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, presiding officer, leader, moderator:
The chair ruled on the matter after due consideration.
4 preside, lead, govern, moderate, run, direct, manage, oversee:
Katherine will chair the meetings during the absence of the president.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back, a seat and four legs: a table and chairs + Sit on your chair! + an old man asleep in a chair (= an armchair) + dining / kitchen chairs
2 (the chair) [sing.] the position of being in charge of a meeting or committee; the person who holds this position: She takes the chair in all our meetings. + Who is in the chair today? + He was elected chair of the city council. + All remarks should be addressed to the chair.
3 [C] the position of being in charge of a department in a university: He holds the chair of philosophy at Oxford.
4 (the chair) [sing.] (AmE, informal) = THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
+ verb [VN] to act as the CHAIRPERSON of a meeting, discussion, etc: Who's chairing the meeting?
Collocation Dictionary

1 piece of furniture


comfortable, comfy, cushioned, padded, plush, soft, upholstered | hard, uncomfortable | deep, low | high-backed, straight-backed, wing-backed, winged | rush-seated, tubular | rickety | reclining, swivel
He lay back in the reclining chair and went to sleep. She returned to the swivel chair behind her desk.
| folding | matching
a dining table and four matching chairs
| empty
‘Please, be my guest.’ He gestured towards an empty chair.
| antique | mahogany, plastic, steel, wooden | dining, fireside, kitchen


row | set
a set of antique mahogany dining chairs


draw up, pull up
‘Can I join you?’‘Yes, pull up a chair.’
| pull out
He pulled out a chair for her.
| have, take
Come in and take a chair.
| give sb
He gave her his chair.
| push back
He pushed back his chair and got to his feet.
| collapse into/onto, flop (back/down) in/into/on/onto, lower yourself into, settle (back) in/into/on, sink (back/down) into, slump (back/down) in/into, sit (down) in/on
She dropped her bags and flopped down into the nearest chair.
| lean back in, lie back in, lounge (back) in, recline (back) in, relax (back) in, sprawl/be sprawled in
He put his feet up on the desk and lay back in his chair.
| lean forward in | straighten (up) in
They straightened in their chairs when the manager burst in.
| get out of, get up from/off, jump (up) from/out of, leap out of/from, rise from
He got up from his chair to address the meeting.
| rock backwards and forwards in/on, shift (about) in, tip back
He was shifting about uneasily in his chair. She tipped her chair back and fixed her gaze full upon him.
| swivel (on), swivel (round) in
She swivelled round in her chair and picked up the phone.


be placed, stand
A chair stood facing the window.
| swivel | fall over, tip up, topple over | creak
The chair creaked every time I moved.


arm, back, leg, seat | cover, frame | lift
A chair lift carried us to the top of the ski run.


into a/the ~
He sank into his chair and opened the letter.
| in a/the ~
She leaned back in her chair and lit a cigarette.
| on a/the ~
A cat was asleep on the chair.


the arm/back/edge/leg of a chair
She gripped the arm of her chair as she spoke. He sat nervously on the edge of his chair. > SeeARMCHAIR

2 person controlling a meeting


acting, deputy


occupy, take
Anne took the chair (= was chairperson)in Carol's absence.
| address (sth to)
Please address your questions to the chair.
| appoint sb (as), elect sb (as)


in the ~
Paul Ryan was in the chair (= was chairman)at today's meeting.

3 position of university professor




hold, occupy
He held the Chair of Botany at Cambridge University for thirty years.
| appoint sb to | relinquish, resign | endow, establish
A private benefactor endowed the new Chair of Japanese Literature.

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