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Definitions of seat

  1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To fix; to set firm. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To place on a chair, etc.; cause to sit down; establish; place in any site or position; to furnish with seats; to renew or restore the seat of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To place on a seat: to cause to sit down: to place in any situation, site, etc.: to establish: to fix: to assign a seat to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To place on a seat, or in any site; establish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To place on a seat; cause to sit down; have seats for; locate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To fix a seat on or in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To rest; to lie down. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. provide with seats, as of a concert hall, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. put a seat on a chair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; to instal; to settle; to fix in a place; to set firm; assign seats to; to provide with seats. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To cause to sit down; to place in a seat; to settle; to fix; to fit up with seats; to assign seats to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants was worn through" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. provide with seats; "seat a concert hall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. That on which or in which one sits; chair; residence; regular place of sitting; the right to sit; as, a seat in church; the place where anything is settled or established; as, the seat of the trouble. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. That on which one sits: a chair, bench, etc.: the place where one sits: site: a place where anything is established: post of authority: station: abode: a mansion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. That on which one sits; chair, &c.; place where one sits; site; post of authority; mansion; abode. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. That on which one sits; location; site; manner of sitting, as on horseback. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. That on which one sits; a chair, bench, stool, &c.; the place of sitting; throne; tribunal; abode; residence; mansion; situation; posture in sitting; a pew in a church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. A thing for sitting or resting on, as a chair, a bench, or a stool; a place at table; a post of authority; situation or position; site; a residence; a mansion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for seat

  1. Mr. Prendergast also rose from his seat and coming up to him took him by the arm. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. He dropped into a back seat and not a word sung or spoken escaped him. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
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