Definition of Sit

1. Verb. Be seated. "There sit some children in the rocking chair"

Exact synonyms: Sit Down
Specialized synonyms: Lounge, Sprawl, Perch, Rest, Roost, Crouch, Hunker, Hunker Down, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Squat
Related verbs: Seat, Sit Down, Sit Down
Entails: Sit Down
Antonyms: Lie, Stand
Also: Sit Down, Sit Out
Derivative terms: Sitting

2. Verb. Be around, often idly or without specific purpose. ; "We sat around chatting for another hour"
Exact synonyms: Sit Around
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Verb. Take a seat.
Exact synonyms: Sit Down
Related verbs: Sit Down
Generic synonyms: Change Posture
Antonyms: Arise

4. Verb. Be in session. "When does the court of law sit?"
Generic synonyms: Convene
Derivative terms: Sitting

5. Verb. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes. "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Exact synonyms: Model, Pose, Posture
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Display, Exhibit, Expose
Specialized synonyms: Ramp
Derivative terms: Model, Pose, Poser, Posing, Posture, Sitter, Sitting

6. Verb. Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions. "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
Exact synonyms: Ride
Category relationships: Horseback Riding, Riding
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Override, Ride Herd, Outride, Ride Horseback, Prance, Canter, Extend, Gallop
Related verbs: Ride
Derivative terms: Ride, Rider, Riding

7. Verb. Be located or situated somewhere. "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
Generic synonyms: Be

8. Verb. Work or act as a baby-sitter. "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
Exact synonyms: Baby-sit
Generic synonyms: Guard
Derivative terms: Baby-sitter, Babysitter, Sitter

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

10. Verb. Serve in a specific professional capacity. "She sat on the jury"
Generic synonyms: Serve

Definition of Sit

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.

Definition of Sit

1. Verb. (intransitive of a person) To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive of a person) To move oneself into such a position. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive of an object) To occupy a given position permanently. ¹

4. Verb. (government) To be a member of a deliberative body. ¹

5. Verb. (legal government) Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive of an agreement or arrangement) To be accepted or acceptable; to work. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To accommodate in seats; to seat. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) shortened form of babysit. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive US) To babysit ¹

11. Verb. (transitive AU NZ UK) (Of an examination or test) To take. ¹

12. Noun. (rare Buddhism) an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to '''sit''' in meditation. ¹

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Definition of Sit

1. to rest on the buttocks [v SAT, SAT or SITTEN, SITTING, SITS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sit

sisterly love
sisters before misters
sit (current term)
sit-down money
sit-down strike
sit around

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