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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. provide with seats, as of a concert hall, for example
  8. put a seat on a chair
  9. provide with seats; " seat a concert hall"
  10. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.
  16. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.
  17. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
  18. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
  19. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
  20. To fix; to set firm.
  21. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
  22. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
  23. To rest; to lie down.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. That on which one sits; chair, & c.; place where one sits; site; post of authority; mansion; abode.
  29. To place on a seat, or in any site; establish.
  30. To place on a seat; cause to sit down; have seats for; locate.
  31. To fix a seat on or in.
  32. That on which one sits; location; site; manner of sitting, as on horseback.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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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Usage examples for seat

  1. Mr. Prendergast also rose from his seat, and coming up to him took him by the arm. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. He dropped into a back seat and not a word sung or spoken escaped him. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  3. 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
  4. Very well- take a seat. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  5. Yes, there's a seat. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  6. " 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
  7. I stepped toward her; she waited for me to seat myself beside her. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  8. Ned Bannister rose from his seat beside Helen. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  9. At the same moment her father rose from his seat. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  10. Will you not take a seat? – Home Again by George MacDonald
  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. We were both tired with walking, and we sat down on a seat at the street side. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  13. The sound was repeated, and Steinmetz slowly rose from his seat. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. Please to take your seat again, Mrs. Baske. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  15. Will you take a seat, lady? – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. But Dr. Tredwell had been in his present seat before. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  17. Donald Ward took his seat at the head of the table. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  18. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off the seat. – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  19. He looked round for a seat. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  20. He stared after us, half coming out of his seat. – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
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