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Definitions of seat

  1. be able to seat; " The theater seats 2, 000"
  2. any support where you can sit ( especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); " he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
  3. furniture that is designed for sitting on; " there were not enough seats for all the guests"
  4. the cloth covering for the buttocks; " the seat of his pants was worn through"
  5. a space reserved for sitting ( as in a theater or on a train or airplane); " he booked their seats in advance"; " he sat in someone else's place"
  6. a center of authority ( as a city from which authority is exercised)
  7. show to a seat; assign a seat for; " The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
  8. provide with seats, as of a concert hall, for example
  9. put a seat on a chair
  10. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; " he deserves a good kick in the butt"; " are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  11. provide with seats; " seat a concert hall"
  12. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
  13. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
  14. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.
  15. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.
  16. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.
  17. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  18. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
  19. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
  20. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  21. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
  22. To fix; to set firm.
  23. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
  24. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
  25. To rest; to lie down.
  26. That on which or in which one sits; chair; residence; regular place of sitting; the right to sit; as, a seat in church; the place where anything is settled or established; as, the seat of the trouble.
  27. To place on a chair, etc.; cause to sit down; establish; place in any site or position; to furnish with seats; to renew or restore the seat of.
  28. That on which one sits: a chair, bench, etc.: the place where one sits: site: a place where anything is established: post of authority: station: abode: a mansion.
  29. To place on a seat: to cause to sit down: to place in any situation, site, etc.: to establish: to fix: to assign a seat to.
  30. That on which one sits; chair, & c.; place where one sits; site; post of authority; mansion; abode.
  31. To place on a seat, or in any site; establish.
  32. To place on a seat; cause to sit down; have seats for; locate.
  33. To fix a seat on or in.
  34. That on which one sits; location; site; manner of sitting, as on horseback.
  35. That on which one sits; a chair, bench, stool, & c.; the place of sitting; throne; tribunal; abode; residence; mansion; situation; posture in sitting; a pew in a church.
  36. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; to instal; to settle; to fix in a place; to set firm; assign seats to; to provide with seats.
  37. A thing for sitting or resting on, as a chair, a bench, or a stool; a place at table; a post of authority; situation or position; site; a residence; a mansion.
  38. To cause to sit down; to place in a seat; to settle; to fix; to fit up with seats; to assign seats to.
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Quotes of seat

  1. When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool. – Chinua Achebe
  2. I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. – John Adams
  3. Superman don't need no seat belt. – Muhammad Ali
  4. I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas. – Chris Bell
  5. The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink. – Ann Coulter
  6. I hope to die in the saddle seat – Albert Ellis
  7. I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50, 000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L. A. – Tom Hayden
  8. Often what we do is open our house for various charity events. I don't seat according to protocol. I don't invite people because of who they are in the administration or their positions of power. The few who do come, are there because I like them. – Sally Quinn
  9. Field of Dreams is the only movie- and I saw it in the theater- on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated; I couldn't get out of my seat And I sat and watched it a second time. – Paul Reiser
  10. The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. – Theodore Roosevelt
  11. Today, you're either very big or you're playing stadiums or you're not playing anymore. You're either popular where everybody will go to a 20, 000 seat arena to see you or they won't go to see you at all. – Bobby Vinton
  12. When I was a kid, the only way I saw movies was from the back seat of my family's car at the drive -in. – Forest Whitaker
  13. What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat – Al Yankovic

Usage examples for seat

  1. I stepped toward her; she waited for me to seat myself beside her. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. Will you not take a seat – Home Again by George MacDonald
  3. Donald Ward took his seat at the head of the table. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  4. He dropped into a back seat and not a word sung or spoken escaped him. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  5. Mr. Prendergast also rose from his seat and coming up to him took him by the arm. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  6. She had looked neither at the mountains nor at the sea; most of the time her eyes had rested on the blue cloth of the empty seat opposite. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  7. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the seat – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  8. He looked round for a seat – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. He stared after us, half coming out of his seat – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  10. The sound was repeated, and Steinmetz slowly rose from his seat – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. If so, you may take a seat – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Please to take your seat again, Mrs. Baske. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. But Dr. Tredwell had been in his present seat before. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  14. We were both tired with walking, and we sat down on a seat at the street side. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. Very well- take a seat – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  16. " I am a queen," she said; " I married a king of France, and my seat ought to be there." – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. Will you take a seat lady? – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. Yes, there's a seat – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  19. Ned Bannister rose from his seat beside Helen. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  20. At the same moment her father rose from his seat – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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