sit
I. verb (sat; sitting) Etymology: Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan; akin to Old High German sizzen to sit, Latin sedēre, Greek hezesthai to sit, hedra seat Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to rest on the buttocks or haunches <
sit in a chair
>
— often used with down b. perch, roost 2. to occupy a place as a member of an official body <
sit in Congress
>
3. to hold a session ; be in session for official business 4. to cover eggs for hatching ; brood 5. a. to take a position for having one's portrait painted or for being photographed b. to serve as a model 6. archaic to have one's dwelling place ; dwell 7. a. to lie or hang relative to a wearer <
the collar sits awkwardly
>
b. to affect one with or as if with weight <
the food sat heavily on his stomach
>
8. lie, rest <
a kettle sitting on the stove
>
9. a. to have a location <
the house sits well back from the road
>
b. of wind to blow from a certain direction 10. to remain inactive or quiescent <
the car sits in the garage
>
11. to take an examination 12. babysit 13. to please or agree with one — used with with and an adverb <
the decision did not sit well with me
>
transitive verb 1. to cause to be seated ; place on or in a seat — often used with down 2. to sit on (eggs) 3. to keep one's seat on <
sit a horse
>
4. to provide seats or seating room for II. noun Date: 1776 1. the manner in which a garment fits 2. an act or period of sitting

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  • sit — /sIt/ verb past tense and past participle sat present participle sitting 1 IN A CHAIR ETC a) (I) to be on a chair or seat, or on the ground, with the top half of your body upright and your weight resting on your buttocks (+on/in/by etc): sitting… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sit — Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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