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sit - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sit' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sit
- obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
2 . Sit [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
- To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
- To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
- To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
- To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.
- To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
- To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
- To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
- 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.
- 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 upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
- To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.
- To suit (well / ill); to become.

Meaning of 'sit' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sit [ v]
Meaning (1):
- sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
Example in sentence:
  • Did you ever ride a camel?;
  • She never sat a horse!;
  • The girl liked to drive the young mare
Meaning (2):
- work or act as a baby-sitter
Example in sentence:
  • I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do
Meaning (3):
- serve in a specific professional capacity
Example in sentence:
  • she sat on the jury;
  • the priest sat for confession
Meaning (4):
- show to a seat; assign a seat for
Example in sentence:
  • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
Meaning (5):
- be around, often idly or without specific purpose
Example in sentence:
  • The object sat in the corner;
  • We sat around chatting for another hour
Meaning (6):
- be located or situated somewhere
Example in sentence:
  • The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue
Meaning (7):
- assume a posture as for artistic purposes
Example in sentence:
  • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
Meaning (8):
- be in session
Example in sentence:
  • When does the court of law sit?