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Seat vs. Sit

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The main difference between Seat and Sit is that the Seat is a object for sitting on and Sit is a human position.

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  • Seat (noun)

    Something to be sat upon.

  • Seat (noun)

    A place in which to sit.

    "There are two hundred seats in this classroom."

  • Seat (noun)

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

    "He sat on the arm of the chair rather than the seat, which always annoyed his mother."

    "the seat of a saddle"

  • Seat (noun)

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

    "She pulled the seat from under the table to allow him to sit down."

  • Seat (noun)

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

    "Instead of saying "sit down", she said "place your seat on this chair"."

  • Seat (noun)

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

    "The seat of these trousers is almost worn through."

  • Seat (noun)

    A location or site.

  • Seat (noun)

    A part or surface on which another part or surface rests.

    "The seat of the valve had become corroded."

  • Seat (noun)

    A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.

    "Our neighbor has a seat at the stock exchange and in congress."

  • Seat (noun)

    The location of a governing body.

    "Washington D.C. is the seat of the U.S. government."

  • Seat (noun)

    An electoral district, especially for a national legislature.

  • Seat (noun)

    The starting point of a fire.

  • Seat (noun)

    Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.

  • Seat (verb)

    To put an object into a place where it will rest; to fix; to set firm.

    "Be sure to seat the gasket properly before attaching the cover."

  • Seat (verb)

    To provide with places to sit.

    "This classroom seats two hundred students."

    "The waiter seated us and asked what we would like to drink."

  • Seat (verb)

    To request or direct one or more persons to sit.

    "Please seat the audience after the anthem and then introduce the first speaker."

  • Seat (verb)

    To recognize the standing of a person or persons by providing them with one or more seats which would allow them to participate fully in a meeting or session.

    "Only half the delegates from the state were seated at the convention because the state held its primary too early."

    "You have to be a member to be seated at the meeting. Guests are welcome to sit in the visitors section."

  • Seat (verb)

    To assign the seats of.

    "to seat a church"

  • Seat (verb)

    To cause to occupy a post, site, or situation; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.

  • Seat (verb)

    To rest; to lie down.

  • Seat (verb)

    To settle; to plant with inhabitants.

    "to seat a country"

  • Seat (verb)

    To put a seat or bottom in.

    "to seat a chair"

  • Sit (verb)

    To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and supported by the buttocks.

    "After a long day of walking, it was good just to sit and relax."

  • Sit (verb)

    To move oneself into such a position.

    "I asked him to sit."

  • Sit (verb)

    To occupy a given position permanently.

    "The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries."

  • Sit (verb)

    To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

  • Sit (verb)

    To be a member of a deliberative body.

    "I currently sit on a standards committee."

  • Sit (verb)

    Of a legislative or, especially, a judicial body such as a court, to be in session.

    "In what city is the circuit court sitting for this session."

  • Sit (verb)

    To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh.

  • Sit (verb)

    To be adjusted; to fit.

    "Your new coat sits well."

  • Sit (verb)

    To be accepted or acceptable; to work.

    "How will this new contract sit with the workers?"

    "I don’t think it will sit well."

    "The violence in these video games sits awkwardly with their stated aim of educating children."

  • Sit (verb)

    To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.

    "Sit him in front of the TV and he might watch for hours."

  • Sit (verb)

    To accommodate in seats; to seat.

    "The dining room table sits eight comfortably."

  • Sit (verb)

    shortened form of babysit.

    "I'm going to sit for them on Thursday."

  • Sit (verb)

    To babysit

    "I need to find someone to sit my kids on Friday evening for four hours."

  • Sit (verb)

    To take, to undergo or complete (an examination or test).

  • Sit (verb)

    To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

  • Sit (verb)

    To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of oneself made, such as a picture or a bust.

    "I'm sitting for a painter this evening."

  • Sit (verb)

    To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

  • Sit (noun)

    An event, usually lasting one full day or more, where the primary goal is to sit in meditation.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Seat (noun)

    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.

  • Seat (noun)

    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.

  • Seat (noun)

    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.

  • Seat (noun)

    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.

  • Seat (noun)

    Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.

  • Seat (noun)

    A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.

  • Seat

    To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.

  • Seat

    To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.

  • Seat

    To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.

  • Seat

    To fix; to set firm.

  • Seat

    To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.

  • Seat

    To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.

  • Seat (verb)

    To rest; to lie down.

  • Sit

    obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.

  • Sit

    To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.

  • Sit

    To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; - used reflexively.

  • Sit

    To suit (well or ill); to become.

  • Sit (verb)

    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.

  • Sit (verb)

    To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.

  • Sit (verb)

    To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

  • Sit (verb)

    To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.

  • Sit (verb)

    To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.

  • Sit (verb)

    To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; - used impersonally.

  • Sit (verb)

    To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

  • Sit (verb)

    To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

  • Sit (verb)

    To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.

  • Sit (verb)

    To hold a session; to be in session for official business; - said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.

  • Sit (verb)

    To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.

Webster Dictionary
  • Seat (noun)

    a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);

    "he booked their seats in advance"

    "he sat in someone else's place"

  • Seat (noun)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"

    "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  • Seat (noun)

    furniture that is designed for sitting on;

    "there were not enough seats for all the guests"

  • Seat (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"

  • Seat (noun)

    a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

  • Seat (noun)

    the cloth covering for the buttocks;

    "the seat of his pants was worn through"

  • Seat (verb)

    show to a seat; assign a seat for;

    "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

  • Seat (verb)

    be able to seat;

    "The theater seats 2,000"

  • Seat (verb)

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;

    "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

  • Seat (verb)

    put a seat on a chair

  • Seat (verb)

    provide with seats;

    "seat a concert hall"

  • Sit (verb)

    be standing; be upright;

    "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

  • Sit (verb)

    sit around, often unused;

    "The object sat in the corner"

  • Sit (verb)

    take a seat

  • Sit (verb)

    be in session;

    "When does the court of law sit?"

  • Sit (verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

  • Sit (verb)

    sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions;

    "She never sat a horse!"

    "Did you ever ride a camel?"

    "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

  • Sit (verb)

    work or act as a baby-sitter;

    "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"

  • Sit (verb)

    show to a seat; assign a seat for;

    "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

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