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sitting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    posing.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  2. noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    • he read the mystery at one sitting
  3. noun a meeting of spiritualists
    session; seance.
    • the seance was held in the medium's parlor
  4. noun a session as of a legislature or court
  5. verb be seated
    sit down; sit.
  6. verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around; sit.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour
  7. verb take a seat
    sit down; sit.
  8. verb be in session
    sit.
    • When does the court of law sit?
  9. verb assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    posture; model; pose; sit.
    • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
  10. verb sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
    ride; sit.
    • She never sat a horse!
    • Did you ever ride a camel?
    • The girl liked to drive the young mare
  11. verb be located or situated somewhere
    sit.
    • The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue
  12. verb work or act as a baby-sitter; I have too much homework to do"
    sit; baby-sit.
    • I cannot baby-sit tonight
  13. verb show to a seat; assign a seat for
    sit down; sit; seat.
    • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
  14. verb serve in a specific professional capacity
    sit.
    • the priest sat for confession
    • she sat on the jury
  15. adjective (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
    seated.
    • the seated Madonna
    • the audience remained seated
  16. adjective satellite not moving and therefore easy to attack
    • a sitting target
WordNet

Sit"ting adjective
Definitions
  1. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
Sit"ting noun
Definitions
  1. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
  2. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
  3. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
  4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
    The sitting closed in great agitation. Macaulay.
  5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
    For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting. Locke.
  6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
    The male bird . . . amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting. Addison.

Webster 1913