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1. A woman presiding officer of an assembly, meeting, committee, or board.
2. A woman administrative head of a department of instruction, as at a college.


(ˈtʃɛərˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, etc., or heads a board or department.
usage: See -woman.


1. 'chair' and 'chairperson'

The person in charge of a meeting or organization is referred to as the chair, or sometimes the chairperson. These words can be used to refer to either a man or a woman.

This is Ruth Michaels, chairperson of the Women Returners' Network.
You should address your remarks to the chair.
2. 'chairman'

A chairman is a man who is in charge of a meeting or debate.

The vicar, full of apologies, took his seat as chairman.

The male head of an organization is often referred to as its chairman.

Sir John Hill, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, gave the opening speech.
3. 'chairwoman'

In the past, chairman was used to refer to both men and women, but it is now not often used to refer to a woman. The woman in charge of a meeting or organization is sometimes referred to as the chairwoman.

Margaret Downes is this year's chairwoman of the Irish Institute.
Siobhan is a BBC radio journalist, and chairwoman of The Scottish Ballet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chairwoman - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organizationchairwoman - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
Kalon Tripa - the chairman of the Kashag and essentially head of the Tibetan government-in-exile
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
vice chairman - one ranking below or serving in the place of a chairman
رَئيسُ الجَلْسَه


[ˈtʃɛəˌwʊmən] N (chairwomen (pl)) → presidenta f


[ˈtʃɛərwʊmən] nprésidente f


[ˈtʃɛəˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) → presidentessa


(tʃeə) noun
1. a movable seat for one person, with a back to it. a table and four chairs.
2. the position of a person who is chairman at a meeting etc. Who is in the chair?
3. the office of a university professor. He holds the chair of History at this university.
to be chairman at (a meeting etc). He chaired the meeting last night.
ˈchairlift noun
a set of seats hanging from a cable, used to take skiers etc up a mountain.
ˈchairman, chairperson, chairwoman nouns
a person who takes charge of or directs a meeting.
ˈchairmanship noun

Address a male chairman as Mr Chairman, and a female chairman as Madam Chairman.
References in classic literature ?
In order to that I found out by inquiry the plantation where he lived, and with a woman of that place whom I got to help me, like what we call a chairwoman, I rambled about towards the place as if I had only a mind to see the country and look about me.
The five members of the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee approved today by the Board of Supervisors include Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, in whose district the three tribes contributing to the fund are located, Sheriff Bill Kolender, El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis and Councilmembers Gary Kendrick and Bob McClellan.
Fatima Obaid Al Jaber as chairwoman of the board in its 2012-2014 session.
After the newspaper published my reactionary letter calling for the board's policy to cover all students, I received a phone call from the board chairwoman.
For Lee, succeeding Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson as president and CEO last June and as chairwoman in January may have been unexpected, but it was surely deserved.
She has previously held the roles of chairwoman of the Legal Aid and Family SubCommittees, treasurer and vice-president before replacing outgoing president Paul McCarthyLiverpool Law Society is one of the largest law societies in England and Wales.
Mrs Galbraith was chairwoman of the Royal Victoria Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle, from 1990 to 1997 and a member of the Northern Regional Health Authority from 1988 to 1991.
The law firm of Cozen O'Connor has announced that ANN THORNTON FIELD will be the next chairwoman of its 170-attorney national insurance litigation department.
Japan's Eiko Kono, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Recruit Co.
In accepting the position of chairwoman of the NCA Board, Williams stated, "I am proud to serve as the NCA's first chairwoman, for it is an organization that has had the vision and commitment to reach its 91st year of service to the U.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, chairwoman of New York-based architecture and planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Ken Greenberg, founding partner of Toronto-based architecture and planning firm Urban Strategies, led the study.
and a veteran of many not-for-profit boards, Carbine joined New York Life's audit committee in 1987 and became chairwoman in 1989.