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Chair vs. Choir

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Chairnoun

An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.

‘All I need to weather a snowstorm is hot coffee, a warm fire, a good book and a comfortable chair.’;

Choirnoun

Singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together.

‘The church choir practices Thursday nights.’;

Chairnoun

(music) The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.

‘My violin teacher used to play first chair with the Boston Pops.’;

Choirnoun

(architecture) The part of a church where the choir assembles for song.

Chairnoun

(rail transport) An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers, and similar devices.

Choirnoun

One of the nine ranks or orders of angels.

‘Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are three of the choirs of angels.’;

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Chairnoun

(chemistry) One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.

Choirnoun

Set of strings (one per note) for a harpsichord.

Chairnoun

A distinguished professorship at a university.

Choirnoun

A band or organized company of singers, especially in church service.

Chairnoun

A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse; a gig.

Choirnoun

That part of a church appropriated to the singers.

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Chairverb

(transitive) to act as chairperson at; to preside over

‘Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting.’;

Choirnoun

The chancel.

Chairverb

(transitive) to carry in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory

Choirnoun

a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony

Chairverb

to award a chair to (a winning poet) at a Welsh eisteddfod

‘The poet was chaired at the national Eisteddfod.’;

Choirnoun

a family of similar musical instrument playing together

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Chairnoun

A movable single seat with a back.

Choirnoun

the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

Chairnoun

An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.

‘The chair of a philosophical school.’; ‘A chair of philology.’;

Choirverb

sing in a choir

Chairnoun

The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair.

Choir

A choir (; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform.

Chairnoun

A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.

‘Think what an equipage thou hast in air,And view with scorn two pages and a chair.’;

Chairnoun

An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.

Chairverb

To place in a chair.

Chairverb

To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.

Chairverb

To function as chairperson of (a meeting, committee, etc.); as, he chaired the meeting.

Chairnoun

a seat for one person, with a support for the back;

‘he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down’;

Chairnoun

the position of professor;

‘he was awarded an endowed chair in economics’;

Chairnoun

the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;

‘address your remarks to the chairperson’;

Chairnoun

an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles a chair;

‘the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair’;

Chairverb

act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university;

‘She chaired the department for many years’;

Chairverb

preside over;

‘John moderated the discussion’;

Chair

One of the basic pieces of furniture, a chair is a type of seat. Its primary features are two pieces of a durable material, attached as back and seat to one another at a 90° or slightly greater angle, with usually the four corners of the horizontal seat attached in turn to four legs—or other parts of the seat's underside attached to three legs or to a shaft about which a four-arm turnstile on rollers can turn—strong enough to support the weight of a person who sits on the seat (usually wide and broad enough to hold the lower body from the buttocks almost to the knees) and leans against the vertical back (usually high and wide enough to support the back to the shoulder blades).

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