armchair


armchair
arm|chair1 [ˈa:mtʃeə, ˌa:mˈtʃeə US ˈa:rmtʃer, ˌa:rmˈtʃer] n
a comfortable chair with sides that you can rest your arms on
armchair 2
arm|chair2 [ˈa:mtʃeə US ˈa:rmtʃer] adj
armchair traveller/fan etc
someone who talks or reads about being a traveller, or watches sport on television but does not have any real experience of doing it
Her books about her adventures give enjoyment and inspiration to armchair travellers.
Armchair fans will have to pay extra to watch the best games live.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • armchair — [ärm′cher΄] n. a chair with supports at the sides for one s arms or elbows adj. not based on or working from firsthand experience, direct investigation, etc. [armchair strategy, an armchair detective] armchair quarterback or armchair general a… …   English World dictionary

  • armchair — ► NOUN 1) a large, upholstered chair with side supports for the sitter s arms. 2) (before another noun ) experiencing something through reading, television, etc. rather than at first hand: an armchair traveller …   English terms dictionary

  • Armchair — Arm chair , n. A chair with arms to support the elbows or forearms. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armchair — (n.) also arm chair, 1630s, from ARM (Cf. arm) (n.1) + CHAIR (Cf. chair); adjective sense in reference to criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part is from 1886 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Armchair — An armchair is a chair with arm rests.Armchair may also refer to: *Armchair nanotube, a carbon nanotube with chiral symmetry *Armchair, a sitting sex position *Armchair (bus company), a bus operator in London * Armchair , a song by Avail from… …   Wikipedia

  • armchair — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)mtʃeə(r)[/t]] armchairs 1) N COUNT An armchair is a big comfortable chair which has a support on each side for your arms. She was sitting in an armchair with blankets wrapped round her. 2) ADJ: ADJ n An armchair critic, fan, or… …   English dictionary

  • armchair — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, large ▪ comfortable, comfy (informal) ▪ plush ▪ old …   Collocations dictionary

  • armchair — I UK [ˈɑː(r)mˌtʃeə(r)] / US [ˈɑrmˌtʃer] noun [countable] Word forms armchair : singular armchair plural armchairs ** a large comfortable chair with parts for you to rest your arms on. It is often part of a set of chairs called a suite that also… …   English dictionary

  • armchair — /ˈamtʃɛə / (say ahmchair) noun 1. a chair with arms to support the forearms or elbows. –adjective 2. amateur: an armchair critic. 3. taking part in an activity mentally, rather than in reality: an armchair traveller. 4. seen or enjoyed at home:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • armchair — I. noun Date: 1633 a chair with armrests II. adjective Date: 1858 1. remote from direct dealing with problems ; theoretical rather than practical < armchair strategists > 2. sharing vicariously in another s experiences < an armchair …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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