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Definitions of sitting

  1. the act of assuming a certain position ( as for a photograph or portrait); " he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
  2. a meeting of spiritualists; " the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
  3. ( of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks; " the seated Madonna"; " the audience remained seated"
  4. not moving and therefore easy to attack; " a sitting target"
  5. the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position; " he read the mystery at one sitting"
  6. a session as of a legislature or court
  7. ( photography) the act of assuming a certain position ( as for a photograph or portrait); " he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
  8. of Sit
  9. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
  10. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
  11. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
  12. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
  13. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
  14. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
  15. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
  16. Resting on the haunches; perching; pertaining to, or used for, sitting.
  17. The state, position, or act, of one who sits; a seat in a church, etc.; a session or meeting; time during which one sits; set of eggs for hatching.
  18. State of resting on a seat: a seat: the act or time of resting in a posture for a painter to take a likeness: an official meeting to transact business: uninterrupted application to anything for a time: the time during which one continues at anything: a resting on eggs for hatching.
  19. State or time of resting on a seat; session.
  20. The act or position of one who sits; a seat.
  21. A session or term.
  22. An incubation.
  23. Resting on the haunches; perching; incubating; holding court; sessile.
  24. The posturo of being on a seat; the setting one's self on a seat; the time of sitting; a seat in the pew of a church; a session; incubation.
  25. A seat or place, as in a church; the actual meeting of any body of men; the time for which one sits, as for a painter to take the likeness, at play, & c.
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Antonyms for sitting

moving, standing.

Quotes of sitting

  1. I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game -winning shot. – Kobe Bryant
  2. You know, there are a lot of would -be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right. – Laura Bush
  3. I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with. – Angela Carter
  4. I still get nervous on dates. I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe. – Shannen Doherty
  5. For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in -laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors. – Jeff Foxworthy
  6. The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I'm sure of that. – Tom T. Hall
  7. My mother -in -law was with me during all four of my births and when she was sitting next to me holding my hand during the cesareans, well, I craved that. – Patricia Heaton
  8. I'd gone into that restaurant and sat down and the waitress had taken my order and everybody else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top of my head! – Derek Jacobi
  9. Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try out the character for seven episodes. Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar. – John Ratzenberger
  10. I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. I have your review before me. In a moment it will be behind me. – Max Reger
  11. When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen. – Sally Ride
  12. Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor. – Fred Saberhagen
  13. I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them. – Rod Taylor
  14. Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic. – Jhonen Vasquez
  15. She could only write with him at night and she was wasting her days just sitting around. So he thought I could write with her during the day. And that was Carole King. – Cynthia Weil

Usage examples for sitting

  1. Some Arabs sitting near, asked me to buy. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. I was sitting by myself one night very late, reading. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  3. Why, here, now, he cried, while I have been sitting listening to you, it was as though the boy I used to be had come back to talk to me, bringing my old ideals, the old enthusiasm. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  4. I saw it- sitting back in the shadows. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  5. She was therefore sitting alone when Bertram entered the room. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. He was sitting near the table. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  7. You must excuse my sitting down so near to you without seeing you. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  8. " I've been sitting in the dark to make a certain party think I was out," he said, slowly. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. " Well, I have some good news," he said and smiled, sitting down. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  10. Now I think we'll go on, if you don't mind sitting a little longer. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  11. He looked into the little sitting room. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  12. Christopher explained that they were to have dinner together in his own sitting room as soon as they had seen Aymer. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  13. There was a second door in the sitting room, which happened to be left open. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  14. He went into another room, where the baby was sleeping and his mother was sitting beside her. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  15. It was a sitting room. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. " She does that herself, sitting down and going from step to step," she said, and then added, " but it is hard work for her, and it takes her a very long time." – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  17. From where I was sitting I saw suddenly a strange thing. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. Much sitting much sitting – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  19. The whole party had by this time gone into Mrs. Pond's sitting room. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  20. " I know that," said Rollo; " and so we will rest, sitting down by the road side." – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott