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 for chair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chair \Chair\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chaired; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To place in a chair.
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     2. To carry publicly in a chair in triumph. [Eng.]
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     3. To function as chairperson of (a meeting, committee,
        etc.); as, he chaired the meeting.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chair \Chair\ (ch[^a]r), n. [OE. chaiere, chaere, OF. chaiere,
     chaere, F. chaire pulpit, fr. L. cathedra chair, armchair, a
     teacher's or professor's chair, Gr. ? down + ? seat, ? to
     sit, akin to E. sit. See Sit, and cf. Cathedral,
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     1. A movable single seat with a back.
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     2. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but
        esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.
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              The chair of a philosophical school.  --Whewell.
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              A chair of philology.                 --M. Arnold.
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     3. The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to
        address the chair.
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     4. A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles,
        or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.
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              Think what an equipage thou hast in air,
              And view with scorn two pages and a chair. --Pope.
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     5. An iron block used on railways to support the rails and
        secure them to the sleepers.
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     Chair days, days of repose and age.
     To put into the chair, to elect as president, or as
        chairman of a meeting. --Macaulay.
     To take the chair, to assume the position of president, or
        of chairman of a meeting.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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: the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair
         in economics" [syn: professorship, chair]
      3: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
         "address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: president,
         chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson]
      4: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an
         ordinary seat for one person; "the murderer was sentenced to
         die in the chair" [syn: electric chair, chair, death
         chair, hot seat]
      5: a particular seat in an orchestra; "he is second chair
      v 1: act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a
           university; "She chaired the department for many years"
           [syn: chair, chairman]
      2: preside over; "John moderated the discussion" [syn:
         moderate, chair, lead]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  172 Moby Thesaurus words for "chair":
     Eames chair, Hitchcock chair, TV chair, administer, administrate,
     anoint, armchair, armless chair, authority, ax, back seat,
     banquette, bar stool, barber chair, barrel chair, basket chair,
     batwing chair, be master, bed chair, beheading, bench,
     bicycle seat, block, boudoir chair, bow-back chair, bucket seat,
     burning, camp chair, campaign chair, capital punishment, captain,
     chair of English, chairman, club chair, club lounge chair,
     comb-back chair, command, contour chair, convener, cricket,
     cricket chair, cross, crown, crucifixion, curule chair, dais,
     death chair, death chamber, decapitation, decollation,
     defenestration, dining chair, direct, directorship, discipline,
     draft chair, drop, easy chair, elbowchair, electric chair,
     electrocution, enthrone, execution, fan-back chair, fauteuil,
     fellowship, fender stool, folding chair, foldstool, form,
     fusillade, gallows, gallows-tree, garden chair, garrote,
     gas chamber, gassing, gibbet, govern, guillotine, halter, hanging,
     hassock, head, helm, hemlock, hemp, hempen collar, high chair,
     horse, hot seat, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest,
     judicial murder, ladder-back chair, lapidation, lead, leader,
     lethal chamber, maiden, manage, milking stool, moderate, moderator,
     necktie party, noose, occupy the chair, officer, officiate,
     ottoman, oversee, overstuffed chair, pew, place, place in office,
     platform rocker, poisoning, position, preceptorship, preside,
     preside over, presiding officer, professorate, professorhood,
     professoriate, professorship, put in, readership, regulate, rocker,
     rocking chair, rope, run, saddle, scaffold, schoolmastery, seat,
     seat of power, seat of state, sedan chair, settle, shooting,
     speaker, stake, stand over, step stool, stoning, stool, strangling,
     strangulation, supervise, swing, taboret, teachership, the ax,
     the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine,
     the hot seat, the rope, throne, tree, tutelage, tutorage,
     tutorship, wield authority, woolsack

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