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Definition sit

Etymology

From Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan, from Proto-Germanic *sitjaną, from *set-, from Proto-Indo-European *sed- (“sit”). Cognate with West Frisian sitte, Low German sitten, Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Swedish sitta, Norwegian Bokmål sitte, Norwegian Nynorsk sitja; and with Irish suigh, Latin sedeo, Russian сиде́ть (sidétʹ).

Verb

sit (third-person singular simple present sits, present participle sitting, simple past sat or (dated, poetic) sate, past participle sat or (archaic, dialectal) sitten)

  1. (intransitive, of a person) To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and supported by the buttocks.
  2. (intransitive, of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
  3. (intransitive, of an object) To occupy a given position permanently.
  4. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  5. (government) To be a member of a deliberative body.
  6. (law, government) Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.
  7. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.
  8. To be adjusted; to fit.
  9. (intransitive, of an agreement or arrangement) To be accepted or acceptable; to work.
  10. (transitive, causative) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.
  11. (transitive) To accommodate in seats; to seat.
  12. (US, transitive, intransitive) To babysit.
  13. (transitive, Australia, New Zealand, Britain) To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).
  14. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  15. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of oneself made, such as a picture or a bust.
  16. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

Noun

sit (plural sits)

  1. (mining) Subsidence of the roof of a coal mine.
  2. (rare, Buddhism) An event, usually lasting one full day or more, where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

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