obs. 3d pe1.obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. Sat (Sate archaic); p. p. Sat (Sitten obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sitting.]
And he came and took the book put of the right hand of him that sate upon the seat.
- Bible (1551) (Rev. v. 7.
I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner.
- Shak.
2.To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
3.To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
Like a demigod here sit I in the sky.
- Shak.
4.To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
The calamity sits heavy on us.
- Jer. Taylor.
5.To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
6.To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.
7.To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
8.To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
Sits the wind in that quarter?
- Sir W. Scott.
9.To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
10.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.
11.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.
To sit at
to rest under; to be subject to.
To sit at meat
to be at table for eating.
- Bacon.
To sit down
a - To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to sit down when tired.
b - To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the town.
c - To settle; to fix a permanent abode
d - To rest; to cease as satisfied.
- Spenser.
To sit for a fellowship
to offer one's self for examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship.
- Rogers.
To sit out
a - To be without engagement or employment
b - To outstay.
- Bp. Sanderson.
To sit under
to be under the instruction or ministrations of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good preaching.
To sit up
to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as, to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up with a sick person.
- Luke vii. 15.
v. t.1.To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
2.To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.
They sat them down to weep.
- Milton.
Sit you down, father; rest you.
- Shak.
3.To suit (well or ill); to become.
Verb1.sit - be seated
Synonyms: sit down
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
2.sit - sit around, often unused; "The object sat in the corner"
3.sit - take a seat
Synonyms: sit down
4.sit - be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"
5.sit - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Synonyms: pose, posture, model
6.sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
Synonyms: ride
7.sit - work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
Synonyms: baby-sit
8.sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
Synonyms: seat, sit down
sit - Stuffit
institut fuer SIchere Telekommunikation (GMD, org.)be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be seated, be with child, breed, brood, bum around, call together, carry, carry young, clock, convene, convoke, cover, do nothing, ensconce, gestate, goof off, hang around, hatch, hold a meeting, hold a session, idle, incubate, install, laze, lazy, lie around, loaf, loiter about, loll around, lollop around, lounge, lounge around, meet, mooch around, moon, moon around, open, perch, posture, remain seated, rest, roost, seat, set, settle, sit around, sit down, slouch, slouch around, squat, stand around, summon
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