Chairman - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃermən|  American pronunciation of the word chairman
Brit.  |ˈtʃɛːmən|  British pronunciation of the word chairman

noun

- the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization (syn: chair, chairperson, chairwoman, president)

verb

- act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university (syn: chair)

Examples

the chairman of the airline company

...the chairman called the meeting to order...

Potts was appointed chairman of the education committee.

Barrett serves as vice chairman.

Williams has been chairman of the board for five years.

Mr Howard was chairman [acted as a chairman]

The chairman finished the meeting at noon.

The chairman wields considerable influence over the board's decisions.

The chairman concluded by wishing us all a happy holiday.

The chairman concluded his speech by wishing us all a happy holiday.

The chairman was fired for pocketing funds.

He was the chairman of the board of governors at the school.

The chairman accepted their resignations.

The chairman preceded the meeting with a brief welcoming speech.

The chairman declared the discussion closed and allowed no further speeches.

Word forms

noun
singular: chairman
plural: chairmen
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