Definitions of sit

  1. work or act as a baby- sitter; " I cannot baby- sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
  2. as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  3. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; " She never sat a horse!"; " Did you ever ride a camel?"; " The girl liked to drive the young mare"
  4. show to a seat; assign a seat for; " The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
  5. sit around, often unused; " The object sat in the corner"
  6. be seated
  7. take a seat
  8. be in session, as of courts of law, for example
  9. be in session; " When does the court of law sit?"
  10. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  11. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  12. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  13. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  14. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  15. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  16. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
  17. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  18. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.
  19. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  20. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; - said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.
  21. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  22. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
  23. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; - said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to- night.
  24. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
  25. To suit ( well ill); to become.
  26. 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.
  27. To sit upon, as a horse; to seat.
  28. Sitter.
  29. Sat.
  30. Sitting.
  31. 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.
  32. To keep the seat upon: to seat:- pr. p. sitting; pa. t. and pa. p. sat.
  33. To rest on the haunches; perch; brood; remain; be in session.
  34. To have or keep a seat upon.
  35. To rest upon, take, or occupy a seat; remain seated.
  36. To hold a session.
  37. To be becoming; fit; suit.
  38. To keep the seat upon; to seat. To sit down, to place one's self on a seat; to begin a siege; to fix a permanent abode. To sit up, not to go to bed.
  39. To rest upon the haunches; to perch; to occupy a seat; to rest; to lie; to hold a session; to exercise authority; to incubate; to be placed; to be suited.
  40. 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.

Antonyms for sit

lie, rise, stand up, get up, stand, uprise, arise.

Quotes of sit

  1. We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again. – Tom Araya
  2. My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat! – Edie Brickell
  3. Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  4. I love it. When they stop imitating me then I'll start wondering where I'm going wrong. Every day when I sit down to play, I learn something new. – Erroll Garner
  5. One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers -by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. – Vincent Van Gogh
  6. I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world. – Matthew Henson
  7. It's easier when you play. You get your emotion out. You scream. You yell. You do whatever you want. You play. But it's tough to sit – Goran Ivanisevic
  8. Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us. – William Kunstler
  9. I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about. – Thabo Mbeki
  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. As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan. – Jan Schakowsky
  12. This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life? – Leelee Sobieski
  13. I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job. – Margaret Thatcher
  14. People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me. – Ryan White
  15. The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians. – Boris Yeltsin

Usage examples for sit

  1. Now you must sit with me as far as I go. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. We sit close, and make tea. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  3. Sit right where you are and listen. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  4. Can't we sit down? – The Reverberator by Henry James
  5. But sit still, sir. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  6. " Sit still, darling, and wait for me," he said. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  7. " Come and sit down. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  8. Come on: we'll go and sit with them. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  9. I don't care, so long as you sit up and listen patiently. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  10. Come and sit down, my darling boy. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  11. Yes, I sit and listen for it." – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  12. Really I do not believe I could sit the saddle to- day. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  13. You sit here and you do nothing. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  14. Sit here and we'll see what can be done for your head. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  15. But why sit there? – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  16. " I could only sit and listen. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  17. Then he made me sit down and rest. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  18. They won't sit down without you." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  19. But won't you sit down? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse

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