an act or instance of furnishing with, assigning, or escorting to a seat.
the arrangement of seats in a theater, stadium, etc.
material for seats, especially upholstery.
of or relating to seats or those who are sitting:
the seating plan of a theater.
something designed to support a person in a sitting position, as a chair, bench, or pew; a place on or in which one sits.
the part of a chair, sofa, or the like, on which one sits.
the part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks.
the part of the garment covering it:
the seat of one’s pants.
a manner of or posture used in sitting, as on a horse.
something on which the base of an object rests.
the base itself.
a place in which something belongs, occurs, or is established; site; location.
a place in which administrative power or the like is centered:
the seat of the government.
a part of the body considered as the place in which an emotion or function is centered:
The heart is the seat of passion.
the office or authority of a king, bishop, etc.:
the episcopal seat.
a space in which a spectator or patron may sit; accommodation for sitting, as in a theater or stadium.
right of admittance to such a space, especially as indicated by a ticket.
a right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body:
to hold a seat in the senate.
a right to the privileges of membership in a stock exchange or the like.
verb (used with object)
to place on a seat or seats; cause to sit down.
to usher to a seat or find a seat for:
to be seated in the front row.
to have seats for; accommodate with seats:
a theater that seats 1200 people.
to put a seat on or into (a chair, garment, etc.).
to install in a position or office of authority, in a legislative body, etc.
to fit (a valve) with a seat.
to attach to or place firmly in or on something as a base:
Seat the telescope on the tripod.
verb (used without object)
(of a cap, valve, etc.) to be closed or in proper position:
Be sure that the cap of the dipstick seats.
by the seat of one’s pants, using experience, instinct, or guesswork.
the act of providing with a seat or seats
the provision of seats, as in a theatre, cinema, etc
(as modifier): seating arrangements
material used for covering or making seats
a piece of furniture designed for sitting on, such as a chair or sofa
the part of a chair, bench, etc, on which one sits
a place to sit, esp one that requires a ticket: I have two seats for the film tonight
the part of a garment covering the buttocks
the part or area serving as the base of an object
the part or surface on which the base of an object rests
the place or centre in which something is located: a seat of government
a place of abode, esp a country mansion that is or was originally the chief residence of a family
a membership or the right to membership in a legislative or similar body
(mainly Brit) a parliamentary constituency
membership in a stock exchange
the manner in which a rider sits on a horse
by the seat of one’s pants, by instinct rather than knowledge or experience
(W African, informal) on seat, (of officials) in the office rather than on tour or on leave: the agricultural advisor will be on seat tomorrow
(transitive) to bring to or place on a seat; cause to sit down
(transitive) to provide with seats
(transitive; often passive) to place or centre: the ministry is seated in the capital
(transitive) to set firmly in place
(transitive) to fix or install in a position of power
(transitive) to put a seat on or in (an item of furniture, garment, etc)
(intransitive) (of garments) to sag in the area covering the buttocks: your thin skirt has seated badly
noun 1. a person who shares a seat or occupies the seat next to oneself on a bus, plane, etc.
noun 1. an organization formed in Manila (1954), comprising Australia, Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States, for collective defense against aggression in southeastern Asia and the southwestern Pacific: abolished in 1977. SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
[seet-uh v-th uh-pants] /ˈsit əv ðəˈpænts/ adjective 1. using or based on experience, instinct, or guesswork: a seat-of-the-pants management style. 2. done without the aid of instruments: The pilot made a seat-of-the-pants landing. seat-of-the-pants
- Seaton valley
/ˈsiːtən/ noun 1. a region in NE England, in SE Northumberland: consists of a group of former coal-mining villages