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Sit meaning

sit - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. be in session; " When does the court of law sit?"
  2. 2. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  3. 3. obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
  4. 4. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
  5. 5. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
  6. 6. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
  7. 7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
  8. 8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
  9. 9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
  14. 14. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
  17. 17. To suit ( well ill); to become.
  18. 18. To rest on the haunches; perch; brood; remain; be in session.

sit - examples of usage

  1. Come, sit down here by me.
  2. Mother, why wouldn't you let the old man sit with us?
  3. Sit here a moment to rest.
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