sit meaning

[ sit ] Pronunciation:   "sit" in a sentence
Verb: sit (sat,sat,sitting)  sit
  1. Be seated
    - sit down 
  2. Be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"
    - sit around 
  3. Take a seat
    - sit down 
  4. Be in session
    "When does the court of law sit?" 
  5. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    - model, pose, posture 
  6. Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
    "She never sat a horse!"
    - ride 
  7. Be located or situated somewhere
    "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue" 
  8. Work or act as a baby-sitter
    "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
    - baby-sit, babysit 
  9. Show to a seat; assign a seat for
    - seat, sit down 
  10. Serve in a specific professional capacity
    "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury" 
  11. [Brit] Take an examination

Derived forms: sat, sits, sitting

See also: sit out, sitter, sitting

Type of: be, change posture, convene, display, exhibit, expose, go, guard, lay, locomote, move, place, pose, position, put, serve, set, travel

Antonym: lie, stand

Encyclopedia: Sit

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Slovenian Tolar.

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  • sit by:    Verb: sit byBe ina ...
  • sit for:    sit for sb/sth to ...
  • sit in:    1. sit in to be ...


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  1. his principles sit loosely on him.
  2. let's just sit out here and rest a while.
  3. then he would sit silent and burning.
  4. it is customary for the women to sit apart.
  5. they decided to sit in on the discussion.

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