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Meaning of chairman by Wiktionary Dictionary

chairman


    Etymology

    From chair +‎ -man

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈtʃɛːmən/

    Noun

    chairman ( plural: chairmen )

    1. A person ( implied male ) presiding over a meeting .
    2. The head of a corporate or governmental board of directors, a committee, or other formal entity .
    3. ( historical ) Someone whose job is to carry people in a portable chair, sedan-chair, or similar conveyance.

    Usage notes

    Historically meant a man, now often used to refer to chairwomen as well .

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    Anagrams

    • Charmian


Explanation of chairman by Wordnet Dictionary

chairman


    Verb
    1. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university

    Noun
    1. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization



    Definition of chairman by GCIDE Dictionary

    chairman


    1. Chairman n.; pl. Chairmen
      1. The presiding officer of a committee, or of a public or private meeting, or of any organized body.

      2. One whose business it is to cary a chair or sedan.

      Breaks watchmen's heads and chairmen's glasses. Prior.