seating Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating area; seating room; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom
  2. noun the service of ushering people to their seats
  3. verb show to a seat; assign a seat for
    sit down; sit; seat.
    • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
  4. verb be able to seat
    • The theater seats 2,000
  5. verb place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    invest; seat; induct.
    • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  6. verb put a seat on a chair
  7. verb provide with seats
    • seat a concert hall
  8. verb place or attach firmly in or on a base
    • seat the camera on the tripod
  9. verb place in or on a seat
    • the mother seated the toddler on the high chair


Seat"ing noun
  1. The act of providong with a seat or seats; as, the seating of an audience.
  2. The act of making seats; also, the material for making seats; as, cane seating.

Webster 1913