What is the meaning of sit?


  • Be seated.
  • Be around, often idly or without specific purpose.
    • usage: "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"
  • Take a seat.
  • Be in session.
    • usage: "When does the court of law sit"
  • Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    • usage: "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  • Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions.
    • usage: "She never sat a horse"; "Did you ever ride a camel"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
  • Be located or situated somewhere.
    • usage: "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
  • Work or act as a baby-sitter.
    • usage: "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
  • Show to a seat; assign a seat for.
    • usage: "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
  • Serve in a specific professional capacity.
    • usage: "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"
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APAWordNet. (2010). sit. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/sit/definitions/1311071
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