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Definitions of sit

  1. To rest upon the haunches; to perch; to occupy a seat; to rest; to lie; to hold a session; to exercise authority; to incubate; to be placed; to be suited. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; - said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; - said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To suit (well ill); to become. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To sit upon, as a horse; to seat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To keep the seat upon: to seat:-pr.p. sitting; pa.t. and pa.p. sat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To have or keep a seat upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To rest on the lower part of the trunk of the body; perch; rest or lie; repose on a seat; to fit; as, the dress sits well; occupy a seat officially; as, to sit in Parliament; hold a session; as, the court will sit in January; to cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to pose; as, to sit for a portrait. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To rest on the haunches: to perch, as birds: to rest: to remain: to brood: to occupy a seat, esp. officially: to be officially engaged: to blow from a certain direction, as the wind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To rest on the haunches; perch; brood; remain; be in session. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. sit around, often unused; "The object sat in the corner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. be seated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. take a seat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. be in session, as of courts of law, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. be in session; "When does the court of law sit?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To hold a session. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To be becoming; fit; suit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To rest on the lower part of the trunk of the body; to be in a state of rest or idleness; to settle or abide; to be in any situation or condition; to cause to be seated; to brood; to be convened, as an assembly; to hold a session; to exercise authority; to place on a seat, followed by him, himself, me, &c.; to represent in Parliament, as he sat for Edinburgh; to rest on or bear, as weight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Sitting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Sitter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Sat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sit

  1. But sit still, sir. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. Sit right where you are and listen. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
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