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Noun: sitting  si-ting
  1. (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";
    - posing
     
  2. The act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    "he read the mystery at one sitting"
     
  3. A meeting of spiritualists
    "the sitting was held in the medium's parlour";
    - seance, session, séance
     
  4. A session as of a legislature or court
Adjective: sitting  si-ting
  1. (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
    "the sitting Madonna";
    - seated
     
  2. Not moving and therefore easy to attack
    "a sitting target"
     
  3. Currently holding an office
    "the sitting governor";
    - incumbent
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: sittings

See also: current, nonmoving, sit out, unmoving

Type of: be, change posture, convene, display, exhibit, expose, get together, go, guard, lay, locomote, meeting, motility, motion, move, movement, place, pose, position, put, serve, session, set, travel

Antonym: lie, stand

Encyclopedia: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

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