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Verb: sit (sat,sat,sitting)  sit
  1. Be in a position in which one's upper body is largely upright and supported by one's backside
    - 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: sits, sitting, 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, rise, stand

Encyclopedia: Sit, Gafr and Parmon