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Adjective: sitting  si-ting
  1. Not moving and therefore easy to attack
    "a sitting target"
     
  2. (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
    "the sitting Madonna";
    - seated
     
  3. Currently holding an office
    "the sitting governor";
    - incumbent
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, sesh [informal]
     
  4. A session as of a legislature or court
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, sesh [informal], session, set, travel

Antonym: lie, stand

Encyclopedia: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

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