sitting

  • 1 Sitting — Sit ting, n. 1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat. [1913 Webster] 2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sitting — [sit′iŋ] n. 1. the act or position of one that sits, as for a portrait 2. a session or meeting, as of a court 3. a period of being seated at some activity [to read a book in two sittings] 4. a) a brooding upon eggs, as by a hen b) the number of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 sitting — ► NOUN 1) a period or spell of sitting. 2) a period of time when a group of people are served a meal. 3) a period of time during which a committee or parliament is engaged in its normal business. ► ADJECTIVE 1) in a seated position. 2) (of an… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Sitting — Sit ting, a. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 sitting — index session Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Sitting — Sit redirects here. For uses of the acronym, see SIT. For the Russian river, see Sit River. This article is about sitting in its general sense. For information about Zen sitting meditation, see Zazen. Sitzender Junge ( Sitting boy ) by Werner… …

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  • 7 sitting — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of one that sits b. a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal) 2. a. a brooding over eggs for hatching b. setting 6 3. session < a sitting of the legislature > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 sitting — /sit ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that sits. 2. a period of remaining seated, as in posing for a portrait or reading a book. 3. the space on or in which one sits, as in a church. 4. a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation. 5.… …

    Universalium

  • 9 sitting — [[t]sɪ̱tɪŋ[/t]] sittings 1) N COUNT A sitting is one of the periods when a meal is served when there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time. Dinner was in two sittings. 2) N COUNT: usu N of n A sitting of a parliament,… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 sitting — n. & adj. n. 1 a continuous period of being seated, esp. engaged in an activity (finished the book in one sitting). 2 a time during which an assembly is engaged in business. 3 a session in which a meal is served (dinner will be served in two… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 sitting — noun (C) 1 one of the times when a meal is served in a place where there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time: The first sitting is at 12:30, and the second is at 1:30. 2 an occasion when you have yourself painted or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sitting — sit|ting [ˈsıtıŋ] n 1.) one of the times when a meal is served in a place where there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time ▪ School dinners are served in three sittings. 2.) at/in one sitting during one continuous period when… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sitting — [ˈsɪtɪŋ] noun [C] 1) a period of time during which a meal is served 2) a period of time when a parliament or court meets 3) a period of time when someone is being painted or photographed by an artist • in/at one sitting during a single period of… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 sitting — sit•ting [[t]ˈsɪt ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act of a person or thing that sits 2) a period of being seated, as in posing for a portrait 3) anb a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation 4) a session, as of a court or legislature 5) the time allotted… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 sitting — /ˈsɪtɪŋ/ (say siting) noun 1. the act of someone or something that sits. 2. a period of remaining seated, as for a portrait. 3. an uninterrupted period of sitting, as to read a book. 4. a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs, or the number of eggs on… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 Sitting —    The attitude generally assumed in Palestine by those who were engaged in any kind of work. The carpenter saws, planes, and hews with his hand adze, sitting on the ground or upon the plank he is planning. The washerwoman sits by the tub; and,… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 17 sitting — re·sitting; sitting; …

    English syllables

  • 18 sitting */ — UK [ˈsɪtɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sitting : singular sitting plural sittings 1) a period of time during which a meal is served There are two sittings for lunch. 2) a period of time when someone sits or stands in a particular position… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Sitting — 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

  • 20 sitting — nonmoving onmoving adj. Not moving. Opposite of {moving}. [Narrower terms: {at rest, inactive, motionless, static, still}; {becalmed ; {dead(prenominal), stagnant, standing(prenominal), still}; {frozen(predicate), rooted(predicate), stock still ; …

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