1. A movable seat; a frame with a bottom made of different materials, used for persons to sit in; originally a stool, and anciently a kind of pulpit in churches.
2. A seat of justice or of authority; as a chair of state.
3. A seat for a professor, or his office; as the professors chair
4. The seat for a speaker or presiding officer of a public council, or assembly, as the speakers chair; and by a metonymy, the speaker himself; as, to address the chair
5. A sedan; a vehicle on poles borne by men.
6. A pulpit.
7. A two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig.
8. Supreme office or magistracy.
When Governor Shute came to the chair several of the old councilors were laid aside.
Curule chair an ivory seat placed on a car, used by the prime magistrates of Rome.