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Definitions of sit:

part of speech: past tense, past participle

Sat.

part of speech: verb

To rest on the lower part of the trunk of the body; to be in a state of rest or idleness; to settle or abide; to be in any situation or condition; to cause to be seated; to brood; to be convened, as an assembly; to hold a session; to exercise authority; to place on a seat, followed by him, himself, me, & c.; to represent in Parliament, as he sat for Edinburgh; to rest on or bear, as weight.

part of speech: present participle

Sitting.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rest on the haunches: to perch, as birds: to rest: to remain: to brood: to occupy a seat, esp. officially: to be officially engaged: to blow from a certain direction, as the wind.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rest on the lower part of the trunk of the body; perch; rest or lie; repose on a seat; to fit; as, the dress sits well; occupy a seat officially; as, to sit in Parliament; hold a session; as, the court will sit in January; to cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to pose; as, to sit for a portrait.

part of speech: verb transitive

To keep the seat upon: to seat:- pr. p. sitting; pa. t. and pa. p. sat.

part of speech: verb transitive

To sit upon, as a horse; to seat.

part of speech: noun

Sitter.

Usage examples for sit:

  • Here, sit down here." "The Dark Forest", Hugh Walpole
  • Atient, atien, B., to sit down. "The Iroquois Book of Rites", Horatio Hale
  • Sit down, my dear Jack." "Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir", Charles Garvice
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