Seating
Seat Seat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seating}.] 1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. [1913 Webster]

The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. [1913 Webster]

Thus high . . . is King Richard seated. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They had seated themselves in New Guiana. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To fix; to set firm. [1913 Webster]

From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They plucked the seated hills. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. [Obs.] --W. Stith. [1913 Webster]

6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Seating — Seat ing (s[=e]t [i^]ng), n. 1. The act of providing with a seat or seats; as, the seating of an audience. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of making seats; also, the material for making seats; as, cane seating. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seating — [sēt′iŋ] n. 1. the act of providing with or directing to a seat or seats 2. material for covering chair seats, etc. 3. the arrangement of seats or of persons seated 4. SEAT (n. 5b) …   English World dictionary

  • Seating — Reserved and free seatingSeating arrangements:*Reserved seating: each seat is reserved for a specific ticket holder. *General admission, open seating, free seating: **A seat is guaranteed, but not a specific one, one may choose on a first come,… …   Wikipedia

  • seating — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ comfortable ▪ The auditorium has comfortable seating and modern acoustics. ▪ outdoor ▪ allocated (BrE), assigned (AmE), reserved …   Collocations dictionary

  • seating — seat|ing [ sitıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) the seats in a public place such as a movie theater or on a bus, train, etc.: seating for: The auditorium has seating for over 200 people. seating capacity (=the number of people that can sit in a place): The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seating — UK [ˈsiːtɪŋ] / US [ˈsɪtɪŋ] noun [uncountable] 1) the seats in a public place such as a cinema or on a bus, train etc seating for: The school hall has seating for over 200 people. seating capacity (= the number of people that can sit in a place):… …   English dictionary

  • seating — seat|ing [ˈsi:tıŋ] n [U] 1.) all the seats in a theatre, cinema etc seating for ▪ a restaurant with seating for 40 customers ▪ The hall has a seating capacity of 650. 2.) the places where people will sit, according to an arrangement seating… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seating — [[t]si͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can refer to the seats in a place as the seating. The stadium has been fitted with seating for over eighty thousand spectators. 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N n The seating at a public place or a formal occasion is the… …   English dictionary

  • seating — noun (U) 1 all the seats in a theatre, cinema etc: seating capacity (=the number of people that can fit in a theatre, cinema etc) 2 a way of arranging seats, or a plan of who will sit in them: seating plan/arrangements etc: Do you have a seating… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seating — noun Date: 1761 1. a. material for covering or upholstering seats b. a seat on or in which something rests < a valve seating > 2. the act of providing with seats …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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