Seat
Seat Seat (s[=e]t), n. [OE. sete, Icel. s[ae]ti; akin to Sw. s["a]te, Dan. s[ae]de, MHG. s[=a]ze, AS. set, setl, and E. sit. [root]154. See {Sit}, and cf. {Settle}, n.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

And Jesus . . . overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. --Matt. xxi. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is. --Rev. ii. 13. [1913 Webster]

He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback. [1913 Webster]

She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mach.) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat. [1913 Webster]

{Seat worm} (Zo["o]l.), the pinworm. [1913 Webster]


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