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Meaning of SIT

Pronunciation:  sit

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  1. [v]  be seated
  2. [v]  show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
  3. [v]  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. [v]  take a seat
  5. [v]  be in session, as of courts of law, for example
  6. [v]  as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  7. [v]  work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
  8. [v]  sit around, often unused; "The object sat in the corner"

SIT is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: baby-sit, model, pose, posture, ride, sit down, sit down
 Antonyms: arise, get up, lie, rise, stand, stand up, stand up, uprise
 See Also: be, canter, change posture, convene, crouch, display, exhibit, expose, extend, gallop, go, guard, hunker down, lay, locomote, lounge, move, outride, override, perch, place, pose, position, prance, put, ramp, reseat, rest, ride herd, ride horseback, roost, scrunch, scrunch up, set, sit out, sprawl, squat, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sit\,
    obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of {Sit}, for sitteth.
  2. \Sit\, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat}
    ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten,
    AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G.
    sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde,
    Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. ???, Skr. sad.
    [root]154. Cf. {Assess},{Assize}, {Cathedral}, {Chair},
    {Dissident}, {Excise}, {Insidious}, {Possess}, {Reside},
    {Sanhedrim}, {Seance}, {Seat}, n., {Sedate}, {4th Sell},
    {Siege}, {Session}, {Set}, v. t., {Sizar}, {Size},
    1. 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.
             And he came and took the book put of the right hand
             of him that sate upon the seat.       --Bible (1551)
                                                   (Rev. v. 7.)
             I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. --Shak.
    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.
             And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben,
             Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit
             here?                                 --Num. xxxii.
             Like a demigod here sit I in the sky. --Shak.
    4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as,
       a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
             The calamity sits heavy on us.        --Jer. Taylor.
    5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
             This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Sits not so
             easy on me as you think.              --Shak.
    6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit;
       -- used impersonally. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood;
       to incubate.
             As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them
             not.                                  --Jer. xvii.
    8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a
       relative position; to have direction.
             Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which
             way soever the wind sits.             --Selden.
             Sits the wind in that quarter?        --Sir W.
    9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body;
       as, to sit in Congress.
    10. 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
    11. 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.
    {To sit at}, to rest under; to be subject to. [Obs.] ``A
       farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at a
       great rent''. --Bacon.
    {To sit at meat} or {at table}, to be at table for eating.
    {To sit down}.
        (a) To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to
            sit down when tired.
        (b) To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the
        (c) To settle; to fix a permanent abode. --Spenser.
        (d) To rest; to cease as satisfied. ``Here we can not sit
            down, but still proceed in our search.'' --Rogers.
    {To sit for a fellowship}, to offer one's self for
       examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship. [Eng.
    {To sit out}.
        (a) To be without engagement or employment. [Obs.] --Bp.
        (b) To outstay.
    {To sit under}, to be under the instruction or ministrations
       of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good
    {To sit up}, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent
       posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as,
       to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up
       with a sick person. ``He that was dead sat up, and began
       to speak.'' --Luke vii. 15.
  3. \Sit\, v. t.
    1. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse
             Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse.
    2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish
       a seat to; -- used reflexively.
             They sat them down to weep.           --Milton.
             Sit you down, father; rest you.       --Shak.
    3. To suit (well or ill); to become. [Obs. or R.]
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