see: sit out , def. 1.
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 […]
noun 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. the number of eggs […]
- Sitting Bull
noun 1. 1834–90, American Indian warrior: leader of the Hunkpapa; victor at Little Bighorn, 1876. Sitting Bull noun 1. 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 […]
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 […]