Definition of Seat

1. Noun. A space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane). "He sat in someone else's place"

Exact synonyms: Place
Category relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Specialized synonyms: Perch
Generic synonyms: Space

2. Verb. Show to a seat; assign a seat for. "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
Exact synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Causes: Sit, Sit Down
Related verbs: Sit, Sit Down
Specialized synonyms: Reseat
Derivative terms: Seating

3. Noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. "Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
Exact synonyms: Arse, Ass, Backside, Behind, Bottom, Bum, Buns, Butt, Buttocks, Can, Derriere, Fanny, Fundament, Hind End, Hindquarters, Keister, Nates, Posterior, Prat, Rear, Rear End, Rump, Stern, Tail, Tail End, Tooshie, Tush
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Posterior

4. Verb. Be able to seat. "The theater seats 2,000"
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Admit, Hold
Derivative terms: Seating

5. Noun. Furniture that is designed for sitting on. "There were not enough seats for all the guests"
Specialized synonyms: Bench, Bench, Box, Box Seat, Box Seat, Chair, Hassock, Ottoman, Pouf, Pouffe, Puff, Couch, Lounge, Sofa, Stool, Toilet Seat
Generic synonyms: Article Of Furniture, Furniture, Piece Of Furniture
Group relationships: Seating, Seating Area, Seating Room, Seats
Specialized synonyms: Siege Perilous
Terms within: Upholstery

6. Verb. Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position. "There was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
Exact synonyms: Induct, Invest
Generic synonyms: Instal, Install
Derivative terms: Inductee, Inductee, Induction

7. Noun. Any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit). "He dusted off the seat before sitting down"

8. Verb. Put a seat on a chair.
Category relationships: Cabinetry, Cabinetwork
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Reseat

9. Noun. A center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised).
Specialized synonyms: Capital, County Courthouse, County Seat, County Town, Shire Town, See
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Eye, Heart, Middle

10. Verb. Provide with seats. "Seat a concert hall"
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Reseat

11. Noun. The location (metaphorically speaking) where something is based. "The brain is said to be the seat of reason"
Generic synonyms: Location

12. Verb. Place or attach firmly in or on a base. "Seat the camera on the tripod"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

13. Noun. The legal right to sit as a member in a legislative or similar body. "He was elected to a seat in the Senate"
Generic synonyms: Legal Right

14. Verb. Place in or on a seat. "The mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Causes: Sit, Sit Down

15. Noun. A part of a machine that supports or guides another part.
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion

16. Noun. The cloth covering for the buttocks. "The seat of his pants was worn through"
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Group relationships: Skirt, Pant, Trouser

Definition of Seat

1. n. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.

2. v. t. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.

3. v. i. To rest; to lie down.

Definition of Seat

1. Abbreviation. (US aviation firefighting) single engine air tanker ¹

2. Noun. A place in which to sit. ¹

3. Noun. The horizontal portion of a chair or other furniture designed for sitting. ¹

4. Noun. A piece of furniture made for sitting; e.g. a chair, stool or bench; any improvised place for sitting. ¹

5. Noun. The part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting. ¹

6. Noun. The part of a piece of clothing (usually pants or trousers) covering the buttocks. ¹

7. Noun. A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body. ¹

8. Noun. The location of a governing body. ¹

9. Noun. (context: certain Commonwealth countries) an electoral district, especially for a national legislature. ¹

10. Noun. The starting point of a fire. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) : To put an object into a place where it will rest. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) : To provide places to sit. ¹

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Definition of Seat

1. to place on a seat (something on which one sits) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Seat

1. 1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. "The guests were no sooner seated but they entered into a warm debate." (Arbuthnot) 2. To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle. "Thus high . . . Is King Richard seated." (Shak) "They had seated themselves in new Guiana." (Sir W. Raleigh) 3. To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church. 4. To fix; to set firm. "From their foundations, loosening to and fro, They plucked the seated hills." (Milton) 5. To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country. 6. To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair. Origin: Seated; Seating. 1. The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like. "And Jesus . . . Overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves." (Matt. Xxi. 12) 2. The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation. "Where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is." (Rev. Ii. 13) "He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat committeth himself to prison." (Bacon) "A seat of plenty, content, and tranquillity." (Macaulay) 3. That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons. 4. A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house. 5. Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback. "She had so good a seat and hand she might be trusted with any mount." (G. Eliot) 6. A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat. Seat worm, the pinworm. Origin: OE. Sete, Icel. Saeti; akin to Sw. Sate, Dan. Saede, MHG. Saze, AS. Set, setl, and E. Sit. See Sit, and cf. Settle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Seat

seat (current term)
seat belt
seat belts
seat cushion
seat of government
seat only
seat sale

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