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Verb: sit (sat,sat,sitting)  sit
  1. Be seated
    - sit down
     
  2. Be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour";
    - sit around
     
  3. Take a seat
    - sit down
     
  4. Be in session
    "When does the court of law sit?"
     
  5. (art) assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    "We don't know the woman who sat for Leonardo so often";
    - model, pose, posture
     
  6. (riding) Sit and travel on the back of an animal, usually while controlling its motion
    "She never sat a horse!";
    - ride
     
  7. Be located or situated somewhere
    "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
     
  8. Work or act as a baby-sitter
    "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do";
    - baby-sit, babysit
     
  9. Show to a seat; assign a seat for
    "The host sat me next to Mrs. Smith";
    - seat, sit down
     
  10. Serve in a specific professional capacity
    "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"
     
  11. [Brit] Take an examination

Derived forms: sitting, sits, sat

See also: sit out

Type of: be, change posture, convene, display, exhibit, expose, go, guard, lay, locomote, move, place, pose, position, put, serve, set, travel

Antonym: lie, stand

Encyclopedia: Sit, Gafr and Parmon