Definition of Chairman

1. Noun. The officer who presides at the meetings of an organization. "Address your remarks to the chairperson"

Exact synonyms: Chair, Chairperson, Chairwoman, President
Specialized synonyms: Kalon Tripa, Vice Chairman
Generic synonyms: Presiding Officer
Derivative terms: Chair, Chair, Chairmanship, Preside, Presidency, Presidency, Presidentship



2. Verb. Act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university. "She chaired the department for many years"
Exact synonyms: Chair
Generic synonyms: Head, Lead
Derivative terms: Chair

Definition of Chairman

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

Definition of Chairman

1. Noun. A person (implied male) presiding over a meeting. ¹

2. Noun. The head of a corporate or governmental board of directors, a committee, or other formal entity. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) Someone whose job is to carry people in a portable chair, sedan-chair, or similar conveyance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chairman

1. the presiding officer of a meeting [n CHAIRMEN] / to act as chairman of [v -MANED, -MANING, -MANS or -MANNED, -MANNING, -MANS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chairman

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chairless
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chairlifts
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chairmaker
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chairman (current term)
chairman of the board
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chairmanships
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chairobics
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Literary usage of Chairman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"College of the City of New York; chairman, International Committee. Energy; Its Sources and Future Possibilities: DR. ARTHUR D. LITTLE, chemical engineer ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"chairman: Professor TH Morgan, Bryn Mawr. Speakers: Professor Hugo de Vries, University of ... chairman: Miss Alice C. Fletcher, President of the Washington ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"WW Bishop, University of Michigan General Library, Ann Arbor, chairman; ... HM Lydenberg, Public Library, New York City, chairman; Willard Austen; ..."

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