American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chair with side structures to support the arms or elbows.
- adj. Remote from active involvement: armchair warriors in the Pentagon; an armchair traveler.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chair with arms to support the elbows.
- In one's arm-chair; seated comfortably at home; fireside; hence, theoretical, not practical: as, arm-chair geographers.
- n. A chair with supports for the arms or elbows.
- adj. figuratively Remote from actual involvement, including a person retired from previously active involvement.
- adj. figuratively Unqualified or uninformed but yet giving advice, especially on technical issues, such as law, architecture, medicine, military theory, or sports.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A chair with arms to support the elbows or forearms.
- n. chair with a support on each side for arms
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