Definitions of sit

  1. 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.
  2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  4. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  5. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  6. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  7. 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.
  8. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  9. 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.
  10. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  11. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
  12. 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.
  13. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
  14. To suit ( well ill); to become.
  15. To sit upon, as a horse; to seat.
  16. To keep the seat upon: to seat:- pr. p. sitting; pa. t. and pa. p. sat.
  17. To have or keep a seat upon.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To rest on the haunches; perch; brood; remain; be in session.
  21. work or act as a baby- sitter; " I cannot baby- sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
  22. sit around, often unused; " The object sat in the corner"
  23. be seated
  24. take a seat
  25. be in session, as of courts of law, for example
  26. be in session; " When does the court of law sit?"
  27. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  28. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  29. To hold a session.
  30. To be becoming; fit; suit.
  31. 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.
  32. Sitting.
  33. Sitter.
  34. Sat.
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