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 sitting sitting

adj

  • ( ) (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks  ( seated, sitting )
    (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
     the seated Madonna
    the seated Madonna
     the audience remained seated
    the audience remained seated
  • noun

  • ( ) the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position  ( sitting )
    the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
     he read the mystery at one sitting
    he read the mystery at one sitting
  • ( ) (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)  ( posing, sitting )
    (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
    he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • a session as of a legislature or court  ( sitting )
    a session as of a legislature or court
  • a meeting of spiritualists  ( seance, session, sitting )
    a meeting of spiritualists
     the seance was held in the medium's parlor
    the seance was held in the medium's parlor
  • adj

  • not moving and therefore easy to attack  ( sitting )
    not moving and therefore easy to attack
     a sitting target
    a sitting target


  •  sit sit

    verb

  • ( ) be seated  ( sit, sit down )
    be seated
  • ( ) be around, often idly or without specific purpose  ( sit, sit around )
    be around, often idly or without specific purpose
     The object sat in the corner
    The object sat in the corner
     We sat around chatting for another hour
    We sat around chatting for another hour
  • ( ) take a seat  ( sit, sit down )
    take a seat
  • ( ) be in session  ( sit )
    be in session
     When does the court of law sit?
    When does the court of law sit?
  • ( ) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions  ( ride, sit )
    sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
     She never sat a horse!
    She never sat a horse!
     Did you ever ride a camel?
    Did you ever ride a camel?
     The girl liked to drive the young mare
    The girl liked to drive the young mare
  • ( ) assume a posture as for artistic purposes  ( model, pose, posture, sit )
    assume a posture as for artistic purposes
     We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
    We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
  • serve in a specific professional capacity  ( sit )
    serve in a specific professional capacity
     the priest sat for confession
    the priest sat for confession
     she sat on the jury
    she sat on the jury
  • show to a seat; assign a seat for  ( seat, sit, sit down )
    show to a seat; assign a seat for
     The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
    The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
  • work or act as a baby-sitter  ( baby-sit, babysit, sit )
    work or act as a baby-sitter
     I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do
    I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do
  • be located or situated somewhere  ( sit )
    be located or situated somewhere
     The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue
    The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue


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