Definitions for: Sitter


[n] a domestic hen ready to brood
[n] a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
[n] a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
[n] an organism (person or animal) that sits
[n] Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)



Webster (1913) Definition: Sit"ter, n.
1. One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.

2. A bird that sits or incubates.

Synonyms: artist's model, babysitter, baby-sitter, brood hen, broody, broody hen, setting hen, Willem de Sitter

Antonyms: stander

See Also: astronomer, being, biddy, hen, keeper, model, organism, poser, stargazer, uranologist

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