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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. sit around, often unused; " The object sat in the corner"
  5. be seated
  6. take a seat
  7. be in session, as of courts of law, for example
  8. be in session; " When does the court of law sit?"
  9. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  10. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  11. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  12. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  13. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  14. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  15. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  16. 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.
  17. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  18. 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.
  19. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  20. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
  21. 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.
  22. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
  23. To suit ( well ill); to become.
  24. 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.
  25. To sit upon, as a horse; to seat.
  26. Sitter.
  27. Sat.
  28. Sitting.
  29. 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.
  30. To keep the seat upon: to seat:- pr. p. sitting; pa. t. and pa. p. sat.
  31. To rest on the haunches; perch; brood; remain; be in session.
  32. To have or keep a seat upon.
  33. To rest upon, take, or occupy a seat; remain seated.
  34. To hold a session.
  35. To be becoming; fit; suit.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
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Usage examples for sit

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