Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a female officer who presides at the meetings of a committee, meeting, or organization; a female chairperson.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A female chairperson
  • noun obsolete A charwoman

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

  • noun the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

Etymologies

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chair +‎ woman

Examples

  • 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.

    Moll Flanders

  • 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,

    The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

  • 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 Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

  • The 2nd CD chairwoman is Sandra Brandt, Ashe's campaign manager from 04.

    Lets talk about Virginia Beach baby! Let's talk about Ashe and Kellam!

  • "You can go to any tax collector's office in the state - anywhere - and they are available to order," said Winstead, Warrior tag chairwoman for the PTO.

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  • I will call the chairwoman right now and let her know they have a new member.”

    Land of Our Fathers

  • In fact, President Bush, instead of calling her chairwoman of the EAC, was going to call her the Purging General. "

    Exclusive Interview with Investigator Rady Ananda

  • Volunteers such as chairwoman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and members of the organization's Board of Governors receive no compensation.

    ajc.com - News

  • Olga Miklashewsky, chairwoman of the ball, and "noble by marriage," showed a reporter the Russian way to greet a person by kissing them three times, and explained that unlike other galas, dancing would take place before, during and after dinner.

    In the City, Partying Like Royals

  • Being abroad "expanded his mind," says Loida Lewis, Mr. Lewis's widow and the chairwoman of the Reginald F.

    Boosting Diversity in U.S. Law Schools

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