Morris chair

noun a type of easy chair with open padded arms and an adjustable back.
C19: named after the English craftsman and writer William Morris.

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  • Morris-chair — Mor ris chair , n. [Prob. fr. the proper name Morris.] A kind of easy chair with a back which may be lowered or raised. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Morris chair — n. [after MORRIS2 William, who popularized it] an armchair with an adjustable back and removable cushions …   English World dictionary

  • Morris Chair — Recently constructed version of the Morris Chair A Morris chair is an early type of reclining chair. The design was adapted by William Morris s firm, Morris Company from a prototype owned by Ephraim Colman in rural Sussex, England. It was first… …   Wikipedia

  • Morris chair — a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions. [1895 1900; named after William MORRIS] * * * ▪ furniture       chair named for William Morris (Morris, William), the English poet, painter, polemicist, and craftsman, who… …   Universalium

  • Morris chair — /ˈmɒrəs tʃɛə/ (say moruhs chair) noun an early type of reclining chair, featuring high armrests. {named after William Morris, whose company produced it} …   Australian English dictionary

  • morris chair — noun Etymology: William Morris Date: 1900 an easy chair with an adjustable back and removable cushions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Morris chair — Mor′ris chair n. fur a large armchair with an adjustable back and removable cushions • Etymology: 1895–1900; after William Morris …   From formal English to slang

  • Morris chair — n. a type of plain easy chair with an adjustable back. Etymology: William Morris, Engl. poet and craftsman d. 1896 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Morris — may refer to: Contents 1 People 2 Places 3 Other uses 4 …   Wikipedia

  • chair — n 1. seat, bench, stool, sofa; armchair, fau teuil, Morris chair, easy chair, wing chair, rocking chair, Inf. rocker, Eames chair, (in ancient Greece) klismos; chairbed, chaise longue; wheelchair. See also bench, stool, sofa, seat . 2. pew, box,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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