Definition of Sitter

1. Noun. Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934).

Exact synonyms: Willem De Sitter
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist

2. Noun. An organism (person or animal) that sits.
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Antonyms: Stander

3. Noun. A person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home.
Exact synonyms: Baby-sitter, Babysitter
Generic synonyms: Keeper
Derivative terms: Baby-sit, Baby-sit, Sit

4. Noun. A person who poses for a painter or sculptor.
Exact synonyms: Artist's Model
Generic synonyms: Model, Poser
Derivative terms: Sit

5. Noun. A domestic hen ready to brood.
Exact synonyms: Brood Hen, Broody, Broody Hen, Setting Hen
Generic synonyms: Biddy, Hen

Definition of Sitter

1. n. One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.

Definition of Sitter

1. Noun. Someone who sits e.g. for a portrait. ¹

2. Noun. One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A broody hen. ¹

4. Noun. (football and snooker) A really easy scoring chance. ¹

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Definition of Sitter

1. one that sits [n -S] - See also: sits

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sitter

sits around
sits down
sits in
sits on it
sits on the fence
sits out
sits still
sits up
sitter (current term)
sitting around
sitting down
sitting duck
sitting ducks
sitting in
sitting on it

Literary usage of Sitter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1921)
"Mrs. Chenoweth did not know until the next day that I had a sitter present. She supposed that I was continuing the work I had before, and hence the ..."

2. The photographic studios of Europe by Henry Baden Pritchard (1882)
"instrument that requires an interval of from sixteen to eighteen feet between camera and sitter. The principal studio is built on his own model; ..."

3. Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexikon by Hermann Julius Meyer (1902)
"... zerfällt durch die Flüsse sitter und Goldach in drei natürliche, nicht administrative Bezirke: Hinterland ..."

4. Appletons' Journal (1877)
""A portrait," he said, "may be liked by the family of the sitter, while not liked by his friends, and via versa. I always wish to know for what purpose it ..."

5. The Psychic Riddle by Isaac Kaufman Funk (1907)
"All of the facts here told were in the conscious mind of the sitter with the exception of the previous ownership of the brooch, and that fact had quite ..."

6. The Psychic Riddle by Isaac Kaufman Funk (1907)
"In explanation of this, it is quite certain at that moment the sitter was thinking of the name of his father and of the questions in his pocket and the ..."

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