Definitions of sitting

  1. the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position; " he read the mystery at one sitting"
  2. a session as of a legislature or court
  3. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
  4. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
  5. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. State or time of resting on a seat; session.
  11. A session or term.
  12. An incubation.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. ( of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks; " the seated Madonna"; " the audience remained seated"
  16. not moving and therefore easy to attack; " a sitting target"
  17. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
  18. Resting on the haunches; perching; pertaining to, or used for, sitting.
  19. Resting on the haunches; perching; incubating; holding court; sessile.