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chairwoman

presiding officer of a meeting, board, or committee
Not to be confused with:
charwoman – a woman hired to do cleaning
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chair·wom·an

 (châr′wo͝om′ən)
n.
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.
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chair•wom•an

(ˈtʃɛərˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who presides over a meeting, committee, etc., or heads a board or department.
[1690–1700]
usage: See -woman.
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chair

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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.
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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
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Translations
رَئيسُ الجَلْسَه
fundarstjóri
predsedkyňa

chairwoman

[ˈtʃɛəˌwʊmən] N (chairwomen (pl)) → presidenta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

chairwoman

[ˈtʃɛərwʊmən] nprésidente f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chairwoman

[ˈtʃɛəˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) → presidentessa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

chair

(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.
verb
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.
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The tournament will be held under the guidance of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwomen of the Board of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, and with support from Abu Dhabi Sports Council with the organization of the academy in collaboration with The UAE Basketball association.
Representing Canton Townswomen's Guild at Park Plaza Hotel are, from left, treasurer Hazel Fry, local and national chairwomen Margaret Williams, national chairman Sue Smith with Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Kate Lloyd, and right, Nina Mander and Dorothy White enjoy a chat