Definitions for: Seat


[n] 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"
[n] furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
[n] the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants was worn through"
[n] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
[n] 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"
[n] a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
[v] show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
[v] provide with seats, as of a concert hall, for example
[v] put a seat on a chair
[v] place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "We were inducted into the honor society"
[v] be able to seat; "The theater seats 2,000"



Webster (1913) Definition: Seat, n. [OE. sete, Icel. s[ae]ti; akin to Sw. s["a]te,
Dan. s[ae]de, MHG. s[=a]ze, AS. set, setl, and E. sit.
[root]154. See Sit, and cf. Settle, n.]
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. (Mach.) A part or surface on which another part or surface
rests; as, a valve seat.

Seat worm (Zo["o]l.), the pinworm.


Seat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seated; p. pr. & vb. n.
Seating.]
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. [Obs.] --W. Stith.

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


Seat, v. i.
To rest; to lie down. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, induct, invest, keister, nates, place, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, sit, sit down, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush

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