Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An armchair for ease or repose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chair so shaped and of such material as to afford a comfortable seat; especially, an arm-chair upholstered and stuffed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a comfortable upholstered armchair

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Peeling off her fur coat and tossing it carelessly across the arm of their rose-floral silk upholstered easy-chair, Sabrina said, Sit down, Darius.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • And of the long evenings they played cribbage and talked and disagreed about the universe, the while Jees Uck rocked matronly in an easy-chair and darned their moccasins and socks.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Illness came upon him down in San Francisco, and his splendid life ebbed slowly out as he sat in his big easy-chair, in the Commercial Hotel, the "Yukoner's home."

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • But there in the big easy-chair it was that his Long Trail ended, and the life passed out of him still fixed on "farther north."

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • “Pass me up the bags,” said Maven, who sprang from the easy-chair armrest to the lip of the skylight, hauling himself up.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • Now iRoy reminds us that Benn isn't just Britain's longest-serving parliamentarian -- he's also an inventor, the creator of the "backbencher" ( "a rucksack with stool attached") as well as a car-mounted easy-chair, a totally bad-ass pocket-protector, a briefcase that turns into a lectern, a magnetic map for logging your parking spot, and the "seat-case," a suitcase that turns into a chair.

    Boing Boing

  • Archie Bunker, that easy-chair misanthrope from Norman Lear's "All in the Family," would possibly be that person.

    William Shatner's '$#*! My Dad Says' doesn't come close to 'All in the Family'

  • That dog would be coming home, oblivious of all his surroundings, intending to eat the sandwiches set down on the arm of easy-chair while Harold was in the bathroom.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Sketch a Day: 01-25-2008

  • With my body in one easy-chair and my legs upon another, I had surrounded myself with a cloud of newspapers until at last, saturated with the news of the day, I tossed them all aside and lay listless, watching the huge crest and monogram upon the envelope upon the table and wondering lazily who my friend's noble correspondent could be.

    Sole Music

  • Sherlock Holmes pushed him down into the easy-chair and, sitting beside him, patted his hand and chatted with him in the easy, soothing tones which he knew so well how to employ.

    Sole Music

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