Connor asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 decade ago

When does a stool become a chair?

What constitutes a stool and what constitutes a chair? Some say all stools are round, which is false. Some say only chairs have backs, which is also false. There are tall stools and short stools, as well as tall and short chairs, so height makes no differences. Both stools and chairs are made of the same materials. At what point does a stool become a chair and vice-versa? Please help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A type of chair without back and arm rests, a bar stool, or a footstool.

    A chair is a raised surface used to sit on, commonly for use by one person. Chairs often have the seat raised above floor level, supported by four legs. A chair without a back or arm rests is a stool, or when raised up, a bar stool. A chair with arms is an armchair and with folding action and inclining footrest, a recliner. A permanently fixed chair in a train or theater is a seat or airline seat; when riding, it is a saddle and bicycle saddle, and for an automobile, a car seat or infant car seat. With wheels it is a wheelchair and when hung from above, a swing.

    BTW... this is NOT an ETIQUETTE question.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think that a stool becomes a chair when it gets a back D:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitions of stool on the Web:

    •a simple seat without a back or arms

    Definitions of chair on the Web:

    •a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"

    People probably call stools, chairs because they sit on them. "Class, sit in your stools" sounds a bit odd to me ;]

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  • 1 decade ago

    A stool becomes a chair when the seat is wide enough to relax in comfortably.

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  • Buzz B
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    1 decade ago

    i guess it is subjective-

    but all stools are technically chairs, but not all chairs are stools...

    I would stay stools are taller or shorter than a chair.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a stool has no arms or back. ur wrong.

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