past participle of sit1 .
verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sitten; sitting.
to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated.
to be located or situated:
The house sits well up on the slope.
to rest or lie (usually followed by on or upon):
An aura of greatness sits easily upon him.
to place oneself in position for an artist, photographer, etc.; pose:
to sit for a portrait.
to remain quiet or inactive:
They let the matter sit.
(of a bird) to perch or roost.
(of a hen) to cover eggs to hatch them; brood.
to fit, rest, or hang, as a garment:
The jacket sits well on your shoulders.
to occupy a place or have a seat in an official assembly or in an official capacity, as a legislator, judge, or bishop.
to be convened or in session, as an assembly.
to act as a baby-sitter.
(of wind) to blow from the indicated direction:
The wind sits in the west tonight.
to be accepted or considered in the way indicated:
Something about his looks just didn’t sit right with me.
Informal. to be acceptable to the stomach:
Something I ate for breakfast didn’t sit too well.
Chiefly British. to take a test or examination:
I’m studying now, and I plan to sit in June.
verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sitten; sitting.
to cause to sit; seat (often followed by down):
Sit yourself down. He sat me near him.
to sit astride or keep one’s seat on (a horse or other animal):
She sits her horse gracefully.
to provide seating accommodations or seating room for; seat:
Our dining-room table only sits six people.
Informal. to serve as baby-sitter for:
A neighbor can sit the children while you go out.
Chiefly British. to take (a test or examination):
She finally received permission to sit the exam at a later date.
to take a seat.
to descend to a sitting position; alight.
to take up a position, as to encamp or besiege:
The military forces sat down at the approaches to the city.
to attend or take part as a visitor or temporary participant:
to sit in at a bridge game; to sit in for the band’s regular pianist.
to take part in a sit-in.
sit in on, to be a spectator, observer, or visitor at:
to sit in on classes.
to inquire into or deliberate over:
A coroner’s jury was called to sit on the case.
Informal. to suppress; silence:
They sat on the bad news as long as they could.
Informal. to check or rebuke; squelch:
I’ll sit on him if he tries to interrupt me.
to stay to the end of:
Though bored, we sat out the play.
to surpass in endurance:
He sat out his tormentors.
to keep one’s seat during (a dance, competition, etc.); fail to participate in:
We sat out all the Latin-American numbers.
to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
to delay the hour of retiring beyond the usual time.
to sit upright; hold oneself erect.
Informal. to become interested or astonished:
We all sat up when the holiday was announced.
sit on one’s hands,
to fail to applaud.
to fail to take appropriate action.
sit pretty, Informal. to be in a comfortable situation:
He’s been sitting pretty ever since he got that new job.
sit tight, to bide one’s time; take no action:
I’m going to sit tight till I hear from you.
(in prescriptions) may it be.
verb (mainly intransitive) sits, sitting, sat
(also transitive; when intr, often foll by down, in, or on) to adopt or rest in a posture in which the body is supported on the buttocks and thighs and the torso is more or less upright: to sit on a chair, sit a horse
(transitive) to cause to adopt such a posture
(of an animal) to adopt or rest in a posture with the hindquarters lowered to the ground
(of a bird) to perch or roost
(of a hen or other bird) to cover eggs to hatch them; brood
to be situated or located
(of the wind) to blow from the direction specified
to adopt and maintain a posture for one’s portrait to be painted, etc
to occupy or be entitled to a seat in some official capacity, as a judge, elected representative, etc
(of a deliberative body) to be convened or in session
to remain inactive or unused: his car sat in the garage for a year
to rest or lie as specified: the nut was sitting so awkwardly that he couldn’t turn it
(of a garment) to fit or hang as specified: that dress sits well on you
to weigh, rest, or lie as specified: greatness sits easily on him
(transitive) (mainly Brit) to take (an examination): he’s sitting his bar finals
(usually foll by for) (mainly Brit) to be a candidate (for a qualification): he’s sitting for a BA
(intransitive; in combination) to look after a specified person or thing for someone else: granny-sit
(transitive) to have seating capacity for
(informal) sitting pretty, well placed or established financially, socially, etc
to wait patiently; bide one’s time
to maintain one’s position, stand, or opinion firmly
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noun 1. a person who sits. 2. a brooding hen. 3. a person who stays with young children while the parents go out; baby-sitter. 4. a person who provides routine or custodial care temporarily or part-time, as for an elderly person or a pet whose owner is on vacation. 5. Slang. the buttocks; rump. noun […]
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verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sitten; sitting. 1. to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated. 2. to be located or situated: The house sits well up on the slope. 3. to rest or lie (usually followed by on or upon): An aura of […]