1834–90, American Indian warrior: leader of the Hunkpapa; victor at Little Bighorn, 1876.
Indian name Tatanka Yotanka. ?1831–90, American Indian chief of the Teton Dakota Sioux. Resisting White encroachment on his people’s hunting grounds, he led the Sioux tribes against the US Army in the Sioux War (1876–77) in which Custer was killed. The hunger of the Sioux, whose food came from the diminishing buffalo, forced his surrender (1881). He was killed during renewed strife
Sitting Bull definition
A Native American leader of the Sioux tribe in the late nineteenth century. He was a chief and medicine man when the Sioux took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States army troops. He was present at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, when the Sioux decisively defeated the cavalry led by Colonel George Custer. (See Custer’s last stand.)
noun 1. a helpless or easy target or victim: a sitting duck for shady financial schemes. sitting duck definition A very easy target: “His arguments were so simple, she was able to knock them down like sitting ducks.” The term comes from hunting, where it is much easier to hit ducks when they are sitting […]
- Sitting meditation
noun a session of meditation undertaken while seated, aimed toward calming the mind and reaching insight as to the nature of mind; also called seated meditation , sitting , zazen Examples Zazen is a type of sitting meditation.
- Sitting on a powder keg
In imminent danger, in an explosive situation, as in Our office is sitting on a powder keg while management decides whether or not to close us down. This metaphoric term alludes to sitting on a keg of gunpowder that could go off at any moment. [ First half of 1900s ]
adjective, prettier, prettiest. 1. pleasing or attractive to the eye, as by delicacy or gracefulness: a pretty face. 2. (of things, places, etc.) pleasing to the eye, especially without grandeur. 3. pleasing to the ear: a pretty tune. 4. pleasing to the mind or aesthetic taste: He writes pretty little stories. 5. (often used ironically) […]